Bus Éireann has been ordered to pay €5,000 to an autistic teenager who was barred from eating toast in his taxi to school.
The Workplace Relations Commission found that the company discriminated against the 16-year-old pupil on the grounds of his disability.
Gerry Rooney, a commission adjudication officer, ordered Bus Éireann to pay the compensation and consult his family about his transport needs.
The boy has autism with severely impaired social interaction and communication skills.
The parents said that their son would have his breakfast in the taxi to school due to his dietary requirements. The meal consisted of a slice of toast, a banana and fruit juice.
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