[nagdu] Trying to understand: denial of access bad allergies

The Pawpower Pack pawpower4me at gmail.com
Tue Aug 25 18:27:08 UTC 2015

As someone with a life threatening allergy, I agree with you. 
Firstly, if you have this kind of allergy your employer needs to have it on record.  
Secondly, yes, you need to be very careful where you work.  It is not anyone else's responsibility to take care of you.  It is the people with the allergy who are responsible for either not putting themselves in situations where you may become ill, to the best of your ability, or to remove yourself from that situation and take whatever meds you need to take.  
I think one of the issues with Uber and other taxi companies is that the people managing the drivers do not make it very clear, even before the driver is hired that there will be a highly likelyhood of encounters with people who either have service animals or people with animal hair or whatever on their person, and you will be locked in a small enclosed space for minutes at a time with these people should you wish to drive a taxi. 
This seems like a very obvious thing that should not need to be brought up by the employer but some people just don't think. 
So I do think that during the interview, taxi companies need to make this very clear. 

They should also ask about allergies to dog or animal hair for this reason. 

 Rox and the kitchen Bitches: 
Mill'E, Laveau, Soleil
Pawpower4me at gmail.com
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> On Aug 25, 2015, at 12:55 PM, Aleeha Dudley via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hello all, 
> Can you guys weigh in on this? I have been severely criticized and called selfish for my opinion on this matter. This especially has to do with denial of access to uber vehicles, but could also have implications elsewhere. 
> Let's start with a hypothetical situation. I request a ride with the uber app. As I do not think it is necessary, I do not inform the driver that I am accompanied by my dog. The driver shows up and says that they cannot take my dog because they or someone in their family has a severe allergy to dog dander, to the point that their throat closes up. 
> In my opinion, this person shouldn't be driving anyway because anyone could be carrying pet dander on their clothing. My dog poses just as much a risk as the next person if my dog is well groomed. I believe that everyone should follow the law. Now, I'm told that this view makes me close minded and selfish. I have a similar view on fear of dogs. I'm told that we are all being close minded and spewing rhetoric when we talk about the uber lawsuit, but that is a topic for another post. What do you all think? 
> Aleeha 
> Sent from my iPhone
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