Disabled minister ‘would have strong compensation claim’

Disabled Israeli minister Karine Elharrar, who was denied entrance to the recent COP26 because she was in a wheelchair, would have a strong case for compensation on the basis of disability discrimination, according to a leading lawyer.

Ms Elharrar was prohibited from entering the main COP26 venue in Glasgow by a private security firm employed by an unknown dignitary.

Her treatment at the United Nations Climate Change Conference was described as “shameful” and prompted a public apology from Prime Minister Boris Johnson the next day.

Kevin McKenna, of leading Manchester law firm Kuits, told the Jewish Telegraph: “This is precisely the kind of treatment that the disability provisions of the Equality Act was designed to address.

“The provisions are there in law to allow disabled individuals to seek compensation if they are denied access to goods, services or facilities.

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