Home ยป Disability Conciliation Service case on speech impairment

Disability Conciliation Service case on speech impairment

Disclaimer – please read
This page does not apply outside Great Britain.
Last updated 30th April 2002.

Example of a case settled by the Disability Conciliation Service (no longer in existence):

“A man with a severe speech impediment was refused service at a local pub and subjected to derogatory and insulting remarks by a member of the bar staff, who alleged he was drunk. A meeting between the two parties was set up by the [Disability Rights Commission] and once the issue became clear a full apology was given by the bar manager who also agreed to his staff undertaking disability training.”

It is not clear whether the speech impairment was a stammer.

Source: News Release (on archive of Disability Rights Commission website) dated 25/4/02.

20th anniversary of stammeringlaw, 1999-2019