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Coronavirus: Supermarkets face ‘biggest class action of its kind’ over discrimination claims
More than 200 disabled people have signed up for a class action against UK supermarkets over allegations that they have discriminated against them during the coronavirus crisis, in what is believed to be the biggest legal case of its kind.
So far, 213 disabled people have told solicitors Fry Law they want to take a legal case for discrimination* under the Equality Act against a supermarket for failing to make the reasonable adjustments necessary for them to be able to shop safely during the pandemic.
Many have found it impossible to order home deliveries online, because they are not in the small proportion of disabled people seen by the government as being “extremely clinically vulnerable” to COVID-19.
But about a third of the 213 claimants are in that small group and have still faced problems securing groceries during the pandemic crisis.
Some of the claimants could shop safely in-store if their local supermarket was willing to make reasonable adjustments for them, but are [...]