Dealing With the Public? Do You Understand Anti-Discrimination Rules?

Dealing With the Public? Do You Understand Anti-Discrimination Rules? Any business, however small, that deals with the public would be wise to seek legal advice on how to ensure compliance with anti-discrimination laws. In one case that made that point, a retail bakery was found to have discriminated against a gay customer when it refused to ice the message ‘Support Gay Marriage’ onto a cake. The directors of the bakery, in Belfast, were staunch Christians who were opposed to same-sex marriages, which are not currently legal in Northern Ireland. After they turned down the man’s message request, and refunded the price of the cake, a judge found that they and…