A disabled woman faces fines of more than £1,000 for using a disabled car parking space outside her flat. Cerys Gemma, who lives in Cardiff Bay, said the space allocated to her flat is inaccessible…
Here we have equality legislation being used in a way to discriminate against a disabled person maybe due to a misunderstanding, but also by the required persons or organisations not listening and maybe not wishing to listen.
We have the County Court, New Generation Parking Management and the Board of Directors of Ringley Group. With the County Court they should be looking at all the relevant legislation, including the Equality Act and also whether the Disabled Parking Bays do follow any legal requirements.
New Generation Parking Management need to look at the Equality Act and fully understand it, especially around reasonable adjustments, which they appear to not have considered. Also, why after some 2 years has the problem not been already brought to the Board of Directors of the Ringley Group, so why has New Generation Parking Management been negligent on this, but going for what they feel is the easy option of imposing fines on Cerys Gemma.
It should be the responsibility of, initially, the Board of Directors of the Ringley Group and then as the agents New Generation Parking Management to ensure the rights of all their residents are respected and this means understanding all relevant legislation and not to cause their residents, especially Cerys Gemma unreasonable distress and that is against the Disability Discrimination Rights of Cerys Gemma. Cerys appears to have a great case of being discriminated against by both New Generation Parking Management and the Board of Directors of the Ringley Group and misunderstanding of and not knowing of their obligations as to equality is no legal excuse.