A blind man has won over £1,000 in damages after he was left "humiliated" when a restaurant refused him entry - because he had a guide dog.
Jon Prashar, 48, felt "upset and embarrassed" after being turned away from a curry restaurant in Carlisle last August.
"It was about 9:30[pm] and we decided to go for a curry, three of us, but I've got a guide dog," he told The Huffington Post UK.
"So I went into the restaurant and he said 'we don't accept dogs'. I explained to him it was a guide dog, he came back and said 'I don't care what it is we don't accept dogs.'"
Guide dog Mr T was turned away from a curry restaurant in Carlisle
The Wakefield resident, who was awarded £1,500 and costs at Birmingham County Court on Wednesday, said the judgement sent a "clear message".
"What we need to do is change people's attitudes. The damages are irrelevant and it's people's attitudes [to disabled people] that need to change. I've had similar problems with taxi drivers."
His lawyer Jack Klar said: “There are some businesses that still unlawfully discriminate against disabled people. I hope that this judgement will make it clear to such businesses that discrimination is unacceptable.”
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