Your Rights in Public Accommodations: Examples

Examples of What Could be Discrimination in Public Accommodations

  • A retail store refuses to make a simple and inexpensive adjustment that would make its entrance accessible for people who use wheel chairs.
  • A store security guard always searches people who "look Mexican" but does not search people who do not "look Mexican."
  • A bar or restaurant objects to noisy or boisterous behavior by customers of a certain race or ethnicity, while tolerating or ignoring the same behavior by customers of a different race or ethnicity.
  • A movie theater owner refuses to sell tickets to a couple that he/she thinks is gay.
  • A business offering wedding planning services refuses to serve a gay couple because the business owner does not believe in same-sex marriage.

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What To Do

Contact us, do not wait! You have one year from the time the discrimination happened to file a charge with our agency.