Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Woman with electric scooter told to leave Tim Hortons - CTVNEWS

Originally published: March 28, 2016

A woman who uses an electric scooter says she was discriminated against at a Montreal-area Tim Hortons after she was asked to leave the store.

The reason, Sharon Linehan says, is that the coffee shop manager considered her electric chair “a fire hazard.”

“I can't walk into the store. I can't stand up for more than 10 seconds at a time. So how does he want me to walk in there?” Linehan told CTV Montreal.

The incident unfolded Sunday night at a Tim Hortons in Chateauguay, Que., that Linehan often visits with her husband and friends.

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