Money Airbnb host fined $5k for refusing guest

20:41  14 july  2017
20:41  14 july  2017 Source:   Sky News

Irish dad given sentence and partner fined after teen daughter missed 164 out of 167 days of school

  Irish dad given sentence and partner fined after teen daughter missed 164 out of 167 days of school The teenager's parents appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal charged with failing to ensure she attended school under the Education and Welfare Act. The case of the girl, from the village of Raphoe in east Donegal, had been adjourned from a previous occasion. Judge Paul Kelly had adjourned the case to see if there had been any improvement in the girl's school attendance. He had warned the child's parents that if their child missed any school days in between the court appearances without a medical cert that he would send the girl's father to jail.

A former Airbnb host in California will have to pay $ 5 ,000 in damages for canceling a guest ’s booking in February, after citing her Asian ethnicity. Apart from the fine , she has also been ordered to take a college-level course on Asian American Studies.

An Airbnb host who cancelled a woman's reservation during a snowstorm because of her ethnicity has been fined $ 5 ,000 (£3,857) and ordered to attend a college course in Asian-American studies. (c) Sky News 2017: Airbnb host fined for refusing Asian-American guest .

Dyne Suh © Getty Dyne Suh

An Airbnb host who cancelled a woman's reservation during a snowstorm because of her ethnicity has been fined $5,000 (£3,857) and ordered to attend a college course in Asian-American studies.

Dyne Suh had booked Tami Barker's mountain cabin in Big Bear, California, for a skiing weekend with friends in February.

But Ms Barker refused to rent the property to her just minutes before the party were due to arrive, telling her in a message via the Airbnb app: "One word says it all. Asian."

She told Ms Suh: "I wouldn't rent it to u if u were the last person on earth."

When the UCLA law graduate told the host she would complain to Airbnb, Ms Barker replied: "Go ahead... It's why we have trump ... I will not allow this country to be told what to do by foreigners."

Irish dad given sentence and partner fined after teen daughter missed 164 out of 167 days of school

  Irish dad given sentence and partner fined after teen daughter missed 164 out of 167 days of school The teenager's parents appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal charged with failing to ensure she attended school under the Education and Welfare Act. The case of the girl, from the village of Raphoe in east Donegal, had been adjourned from a previous occasion. Judge Paul Kelly had adjourned the case to see if there had been any improvement in the girl's school attendance. He had warned the child's parents that if their child missed any school days in between the court appearances without a medical cert that he would send the girl's father to jail.

A former Airbnb host who canceled a guest 's reservation citing her race, will have to do more than pay a $ 5 ,000 fine . The host , who has been banned by Airbnb after the February incident, agreed to take a college-level Asian American studies course, volunteer at a civil rights organization and par

How do you explain the host being fined by Airbnb ? How do you explain the comments about the guests race? If they had refused a white guest , where would they have found a "white studies" course?

The fine and penalty to attend the college course was imposed due to an agreement between California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and short-term rental business Airbnb following an investigation into the matter.

Ms Barker's punishment also included making a personal apology to Ms Suh and performing community service at a civil rights organisation.

She was banned as a host by Airbnb shortly after the incident.

Ms Suh posted an emotional video about her ordeal on YouTube at the time.

In it she said: "I'm an American citizen. This is my home. I have been here since I was three years old... I consider myself an American.

"I just feel so hurt... it stings that after living in the US for over 23 years... people can treat you like trash."

She said on Friday she was pleased the settlement included Ms Barker's agreement to attend an Asian-American studies course.

"I hope that more victims of discrimination will feel encouraged to come forward with their own stories," she wrote in a Facebook post.

"Your pain is not insignificant and you are not alone.

"If we want racism and discrimination to end, we cannot keep suffering in silence."

DFEH director Kevin Kish said: "We commend Ms Suh, who was motivated to file a complaint by a desire to encourage other victims of discrimination to step forward and stand against injustice."

White wedding: Couple to marry in Antarctica .
A British couple will make history this weekend when they become the first to tie the knot in the British Antarctic Territory. Brrr-ide-to-be Julie Baum and her groom Tom Sylvester will take their vows at the icy cold Rothera Research Station, almost 2,000 miles south of the Falkland Islands.Most brides hope for sunny and warm weather for their big day - but Miss Baum will get clouds and temperatures hovering around 0C (not bad for Antarctica in winter!).The happy couple will share celebrate with 20 fellow 'overwinterers' - the nickname for those who spend the winter in Antarctica.

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