posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 02:48 PM
a reply to: Darth_Prime
What Does It Mean to Discriminate Against Someone?
If there’s an anti-discrimination law, does that mean that a business can never refuse service to a member of a group that is protected from
The answer is that you can refuse to serve someone even if they’re in a protected group, but the refusal can’t be arbitrary and you can’t apply
it to just one group of people. To avoid being arbitrary, there must be a reason for refusing service and you must be consistent.
Second, you must apply your policy to everyone. For example, you can’t turn away a black person who’s not wearing a tie and then let in a tieless
white man. You also can’t have a policy that sounds like it applies to everyone but really just excludes one particular group of people. So, for
example, a policy against wearing headscarves in a restaurant would probably be discriminatory against Muslims.