A private hire driver has been fined for refusing to carry a blind woman because she had a guide dog with her.
Mohammed Sarfraz, who works for Eastern Cars, was caught in a Kirklees Council "sting" operation in June.
Kirklees Magistrates' Court heard that 66-year-old Sarfraz arrived to collect the fare at McDonald's in Heckmondwike on Saturday June 23.
When the woman approached Sarfraz he refused to take her because she had an assistance dog with her, the court was told by Tahir Hanif, prosecuting.
Sarfraz, who did not attend court, pleaded guilty to failing to carry out a booking for a disabled person accompanied by an assistance dog.
The prosecution was brought under the Equality Act 2010.
Mr Hanif confirmed that the case had been brought following a "sting" operation.
He said Sarfraz, of Woodsome estate, Batley, was an experienced cab driver who hadn't been in trouble in the past.
"He seems to be a long-standing driver without any problems."
Magistrates ordered Sarfraz to pay £484 in fines and costs.
A petition calling for Erewash cabbies to be allowed to have fully-tinted windows in their taxis has been rejected over fears that vehicles could be used to enable the abuse of vulnerable children and adults.