Paralympian asked by EasyJet employee to prove she is disabled
A British Paralympic athlete says she is furious after she was asked to prove that she was disabled by an employee of budget airline EasyJet.
Sophia Warner, a 43-year-old track and field Paralympian who has cerebral palsy, was flying from Milan to London when an EasyJet worker raised doubts about her need for special assistance.
Warner, who earned a silver and a bronze medal at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships, took to social media after the incident to lament the way she was treated.
“I’ve not complained on twitter before. The order to publicly prove my disability incident by @easyJet yesterday was beyond devastating,” wrote the athlete.
“I was told ‘you look completely normal. Why do you need help’ I cried all the way home. I don’t even know where to begin with a complaint.”