Speaking after Monday’s hearing, Mr Hussain said he should have told the council about his medical condition.
He said he discovered his allergy when his eyes ‘puffed up’ after coming close to a pet, and that he had never been asked to pick up a dog in his taxi before this incident on October 17 last year.
He said: “I had to inform the council about my illness at the time and I didn’t. I’m glad I’m still working because what has happened is very harsh.
“The council are going to give me a (medical exemption) certificate.”I bloody hope they are going to insist on a doctor's accompanying letter!