Discrimination in accessing a service

What are my rights?

My partner and I were denied service at a restaurant because we had our eight-month-old with us. Is this allowed?

We shop at stores, dine at restaurants, take classes — accessing services like these is a regular part of daily life. When accessing services in British Columbia, you have the right to be free from discrimination. Learn how this plays out in practice, and steps you can take if you experience discrimination when accessing a service.

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Kayla Bergsson, MacIsaac & Company

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