Interim Relief Injunctions | An Update

This is an update to my earlier post about an application to require a service provider to make a reasonable adjustment before an event, to accommodate deaf customers.

Good news and bad! The good news is that the service provider agreed to provide the performance interpreters before tonight’s event and that the injunction was no longer necessary. On that basis, the Court did not need to give a Judgment.

The lack of a Judgment is a shame because of the wider and significant impact it could have for customers and service users with protected characteristics; disability in this case.

However, we believe that we have a method suitable to apply this way again, in appropriate circumstances and look forward to hearing from others who find themselves in similar circumstances in the future. If we keep pushing then we will end up with a precedent!

 

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Chris Fry

Chris is the founder of Fry Law.

1 Comment

  1. SW

    Well done!

    What happens if the service provider agrees to make adjustment (as they did in this case), thus halting the need for an injunction and then (1) fails to make either the required adjustments or (2) fails to make further adjustments, i.e. in the example of disability discrimination, they then go on to discriminate the individual or go on to victimise the individual?

    Would this give you strong/automatic grounds for seeking an injunction (with or without notice)? And what would the liability be, of the service provider, assuming that they failed to make the adjustment? This assumes that an injuction had not yet been granted.

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