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James Mather
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hi can a pub landlord put up men ad women signs? on a disable

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hi can a pub landlord put up men ad women signs? on a disable toilet for ableboby people to use? as i am in a wheelchair and need the toilet in a hurry to find someone is fit and able is in there they have there own toilets
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  James Mather replied 5 years ago.
-Could you explain your situation a little more?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

what is the law on this your can he do it

Expert:  James Mather replied 5 years ago.

is no hard, fast rule. Under the Disability Discrimination Act the business has
to do all that is reasonable, it is as vague as that. There is not actually a
duty (depending on the building and business size and space ) to provide
disabled facilities at all. If disabled facilities are provided, then to make
them exclusively for use of the disabled is actually positive discrimination
and is illegal in itself.

is actually no duty to provide separate men's and women's toilets

situation you describe is extremely common. In our offices, our men's toilet
doubles as disabled. In my local Costa Coffee, there is just a large disabled
toilet for everyone.

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misleading you

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