For refusing to serve elderly and disabled people will be fined half a million

the Document concerns the refusal of the goods (performance of works, rendering of services) or access to goods (works, services). Proposed to establish administrative responsibility – it may be fine for officials from 30 thousand to 50 thousand rubles and on legal entities from 300 thousand to 500 thousand rubles.

the Initiative was introduced by the government of the Russian Federation pursuant to the instructions of the President of Russia, said the Deputy head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova. “The bill is aimed at reducing manifestations of discrimination, which is highly sensitive public opinion that caused a great response”, she said.

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the Appearance of the document associated with a number of stories where the customers refused the restaurants or other organizations. For example, the reaction caused a scandal in Ekaterinburg: wheelchair users not allowed in the restaurant, so it does not spoil the appetite of the visitors. And Kamchatka cafe refused service blind, as the administration did not want to let the disabled person with a guide dog. Did not help and proof that the man can’t do without four-legged assistant.

Commenting on the initiative, the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has called unacceptable the situation, when a person in a wheelchair or parents with a child with special needs are not allowed in a public place just because they don’t like the store security guard or do not meet the “image” of the restaurant.

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unfortunately, such cases are not uncommon, he said. Each year, the CPS receives more than 20 thousand complaints from people who faced similar behavior of the staff. And those who allow themselves such an attitude to people who are not always affected by the stigma, he said. So the right people can help protect the financial sanctions.

In case of failure of two or more consumers simultaneously, or in case of repeated failures to consumers in this administrative liability is incurred for each incident separately.

the Amendments stipulate a number of exceptions under which the seller or the service provider may refuse a client with disabilities. In this list the restrictions that apply in the carriage of passengers by air transport. In addition, if there are grounds to refuse access to entertainment high risk (i.e., amusement rides). Of course, we are talking about selling certain types of goods or the provision of services to minors.