Re: Gender Discrimination at a Bar - Refused to Serve
I do not see any realistic possibility of an attorney taking this case. There are no damages and no award here even if an argument can be made that the bartender discriminated against her. Unless the OP is willing to pay thousands of dollars to an attorney simply to make a point, I doubt this is going to happen. It's not worth the time.
If the OP wants to have a drink, she can go to a bar that is willing to serve a pregnant woman. I personally know of a number of bars that will not serve a pregnant woman, and all bars in my state have to post warnings about the dangers of ingesting alcohol while pregnant.
When I ran a bar, I would also refuse to serve a pregnant woman. Better for her to be upset than for her to come back an sue me later on, or, God forbid, that my service might be responsible for any damage to her unborn child.
As the uncle of two adopted nephews who are victims of fetal alcohol syndrome, I can tell you it is devastating. I would not risk it either as a parent or as a server.
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