Dutch commission says yes to women-only taxi
1 August 2008
TILBURG – The Equal Treatment Commission has ruled that a female-only taxi service in Tilburg does not discriminate against men.
The commission made the ruling following a complaint of discrimination against the Pink Lady Cab for refusing to permit men to ride in the cars, either as passengers or drivers.
The commission said that charges of discrimination are unfounded because there are more than enough other taxis available on the streets of the city to carry men as passengers.
It also said that there is enough work for male drivers in the taxi sector. And it pointed out that the Pink Lady Cab drivers are obliged to call a regular taxi if they encounter a man who wants a lift.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]