Would Nashville Be a Party to Americans with Disability Lawsuit if It Allows Lyft and Uber to Operate?
It’s an interesting question. If Nashville allows Uber and Lyft, are they becoming a party to discrimination against the disabled? Are we saying Nashville discriminates against the disabled and agrees with stuffing guide dogs in trunks and zipping past blind fare bearing customers? I can see the headline now: “Mayor Karl Dean’s city unfriendly to the blind and disabled. You can’t even get a Lyft!”.
Would permitting Lyft and Uber to operate here constitute being a party to mass ADA Violation?
Some resources below show what is happening in other states and cities.
Uber Drivers Sued for Snubbing Blind, Ditching Dog
One driver in Sacramento put a passenger’s guide dog in the trunk while transporting her, and refused to pull over after the customer realized where the animal was, according to the complaint, which named the company as a defendant.
Drivers typically refuse blind passengers at pickup when they see service animals, the group claimed. More than 30 blind customers nationwide have been refused rides in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and California civil rights laws, according to the suit.