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When Does a Business Have a Right to Refuse Service to Patrons?
Businesses can often refuse service to patrons under certain conditions. These include situations like:
- The customer is not complying with the policies or requests of the business
- The customer is threatening to harm or injure workers or other customers
- The building has reached or is approaching maximum capacity
- The customer is violating health and safety codes or other laws
There can be many other reasons why a business would refuse service to a customer. However, the business needs to ensure that they aren’t violating any laws or business codes when doing so.
When Does the Right to Refuse Service Become Illegal?
In some cases, the right to refuse service to a patron can lead to a violation on the business’ part. For instance, businesses cannot refuse service to customers in a way that violates constitutional rights. This means that they generally can’t refuse service to customers simply based on their race, sex or other category that is protected under constitutional laws.
Also, businesses can’t refuse service to a customer if it means that they will be in violation of a customer contract. Some businesses enter into contracts with their customers for various reasons, such as securing a sale for a particular product or service. If the parties have already entered into a valid contract, the business can’t refuse service or the product if it means violating the contract.
What Are Some Legal Remedies for a Refusal of Service?
Businesses can often face legal consequences if a refusal of service has caused financial loss to another party. For instance, they may be required to reimburse the customer for losses caused by their refusal of service. This is sometimes the case when the business is providing goods or services that the customer is relying on for their own business. In such cases, the refusal of services can cause losses in other areas for the customer.
Oftentimes, a monetary damages award will be sufficient to reimburse the plaintiff. Or, the court may require the business to provide the services or product that they withheld. This is a common remedy in cases where there has been a breach of a service contract or a breach of a customer contract. Remedies of course will depend on state law, as well as the exact violation in each case.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help Concerning Business Disputes?
Business disputes can result in various different remedies depending on the exact facts in each situation. It’s generally necessary to hire a lawyer for help when dealing with business conflicts, breaches of contract, and other important legal issues. An experienced lawyer can help when it comes to requesting damages, filing evidence, and other legal tasks and duties.
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Last Modified: 10-22-2013 11:26 AM PDT
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