25 August 2009
Consumers register complaints over alleged disability discrimination
Complaints have been registered by consumers over alleged disability discrimination in an Asda store.
Recently, 11-year-old Megan Rose Lindon was in a shop operated by the supermarket chain with her grandmother Dorothy Taylor seeking a new school uniform, BirminghamMail.net reports.
The schoolgirl suffers from Prader-Willi Syndrome - a genetic disorder characterised by excessive appetite, low muscle tone and emotional instability, among other things - and has to use a wheelchair.
There were no changing facilities for disabled people available in the shop at the time, forcing Megan to attempt to try on the clothes she intended to purchase on the shop floor.
Commenting on the incident, Ms Taylor said: "It's awful that they treat customers like this and there were at least five other people complaining while I was there."
She went on to criticise the store for its unsympathetic response.
Prader-Willi Syndrome is a condition that is present in its sufferers from birth.