A blind factory employee has won his battle to take his guide dog to work
following an article in Personnel Today.
Last week we reported how Peter White’s employer Beautymatic had banned his
labrador retriever guide dog, Chips, from the factory floor.
The firm claimed that dog hair could contaminate its perfume products.
Following a meeting with White, the GMB union, the Guide Dogs for the Blind
Association and local MP Alan Hurst, the firm’s management relented and agreed
to let Chips in.
The company released a statement which said: "The existing room
identified to house the dog will be adapted as an office for Peter and his
guide dog, so that he can carry out his duties and the dog can be with Peter
for a large part of his time at work."
Beautymatic has also agreed to reimburse White for his lost earnings when he
was at home during the dispute.