Security industry silent on flaws in disability equality training for bouncers | DisabledGo News and Blog


By Raya Al Jadir and John Pring The security industry is facing accusations that its training and policies take almost no account of disabled people, and risk subjecting them to repeated discrimination at the hands of bouncers and other security staff. Disability News Service (DNS) has discovered that key documents laying out what the industry regulation body expects from “security operatives” make no reference to disabled people at all, while others make only fleeting references. The concerns were raised in the wake of an incident in which disabled campaigner Gary Mazin was allegedly assaulted by a door supervisor and refused admission to a bar in London because he was with his guide dog Gibson. A bouncer kept shouting “no dogs” at him, even after being told Gibson was a guide dog, and then pushed Mazin in the chest as he tried to move forward. After other customers supported Mazin, the doorman agreed to consult the bar manager and he was eventually allowed inside to join his friends.

Source: Security industry silent on flaws in disability equality training for bouncers | DisabledGo News and Blog

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