Small resturant served with discrimination suit.

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  1. tirelesstraveler profile image61
    tirelesstravelerposted 8 years ago

    Because they offer discount for anyone with a church bulletin they are discriminatory.   
    http://www.ydr.com/local/ci_20996278/at … ost_viewed

    1. mollymeadows profile image80
      mollymeadowsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I file this under the heading "sorehead lawsuit," but still have to admire the soreheads' drive and imagination. Not everybody would have thought of this -- mainly because most people have nowhere near this much aggression or time on their hands...XD

      1. tirelesstraveler profile image61
        tirelesstravelerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        We have friends who own some restaurants it; is common practice for people to walk into a restaurant they had never worked at and file wrongful employment suits.  It is less expensive to pay a settlement than to go to court and fight the suit. This kind of thing happens all the time.

        1. pennyofheaven profile image79
          pennyofheavenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          It does? Oh my gosh!!!!

        2. jpcmc profile image91
          jpcmcposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Won't it be cheaper for the customer to simply pay for the meal?

          1. pennyofheaven profile image79
            pennyofheavenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Apparently it is neither a customer or a worker. Just someone after money by way of fraud.

            1. jpcmc profile image91
              jpcmcposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Sad but it happens.

    2. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's just a marketing move targeting a particular niche.  If he really wants to get a discount, then get a bulletin from the church.  I think he is simply over reacting or perhaps has his judgement a bit messed up.

    3. profile image0
      Onusonusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Another frivolous lawsuit in the name of militant atheism.

    4. pennyofheaven profile image79
      pennyofheavenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Great advertising for the restaurant. Even though it was perhaps negatively geared not to mention the fact that he had never visited the restaurant. Negativity sells right? I wonder whether or not he realized that the publicity the complaint will have gained has upped the chances of the restaurant getting more patronage?

    5. twosheds1 profile image60
      twosheds1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So I guess I could walk in there with a SubGenius pamphlet and get a discount.

  2. Cagsil profile image84
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    That is just as bad as someone who walks into a diner and the diner is having a women eat free night, and a guy walks in without a girl, and wants the same thing....if he doesn't get it? is it gender discrimination?

    This stuff is just stupid.

    If it is illegal to do it, then she should be stopped from doing it. If it is legal, which I would think it is because it's no different than the above scenario, then his suit will go nowhere.

  3. Dame Scribe profile image64
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I can see no problem if service is the same for anybody that enters the restaurant but if a discount is given only with physical hold and presentation of that or any church bulletin - I'd think it discriminatory too. I don't see anything wrong with wanting to keep discrimination out of our lives and make for a better world tongue

    1. profile image0
      Hubert Williamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So, if walmart offers a senior citizen discount they are discriminating against the rest of the world? Wake up people and smell what you shovel.

      1. Dame Scribe profile image64
        Dame Scribeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        A Elder discount I'd respect, since it's part of my own values. Getting service and discounts because I go to church is nice but since I don't go to a church, or if a person is from out of town and whole other church, I'd still expect equal treatment. hmm

    2. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think establishments have the right to choose what marketing plans they can do.  It so happens the particular niche is anyone who presents the church bulletin.

  4. Ohma profile image61
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Useless and pointless if you ask me.
    This guy should be slapped with a hefty fine for tying up the states resources on such crap. I mean really the discount may amount to what three dollars off a 20 dollar ticket.
    How redicules!

    1. twosheds1 profile image60
      twosheds1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Would it be ridiculous if they offered a discount only for whites?

      1. mollymeadows profile image80
        mollymeadowsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Twosheds, when they do it, sure.

        But why punish the prevailing self-righteousness of the small fry? -- The big burger chains are giving children a deal that adults don't get! Think of the self-righteousness kickin' action there!

        Plus, they  have much deeper pockets! Go get 'em, baby!

        XD

        1. twosheds1 profile image60
          twosheds1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Adults can buy kids' meals. Actually a lot of adults do, to collect the toys. And it's not like kids get a deal; the portions are smaller.

          1. Cagsil profile image84
            Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Which is actually good for people who have small appetites. smile

  5. Nouveau Skeptic profile image68
    Nouveau Skepticposted 8 years ago

    Given that the restaurant has a history of offering discounts to different groups at different times, it doesn't feel like religious discrimination to me. She saw a potential 'after church' market and went for it. If this was the only discount they ever offered I think it would be more dodgy.

  6. tom hellert profile image60
    tom hellertposted 8 years ago

    Traveler,
    It is the same thing for a discount of food items etc when you bring in your ticket stbb from a football or hockey game but oh my Golly- lets not allow a church to help out a local business... no we cant do that but hey take your hockt ticket stub and you will get a 2-1 quarter pounder at BK... Tjhere is NO difference..Other than the Libs get ticked offbecause of a church is involved. I see no difference- to getting coupons in the paper for a grocery store- you have to buy the paper to get the coupons OR you dont have to and you can pay full price so that guy should not be bitchin... NO ONE IS FORCING HIM TO DO IT, if you want the discount you have to supply the coupon...so that guy should get a program or shut his trap....

    1. davidlaw2 profile image61
      davidlaw2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The suit is just another anti religious action. The same restaurant has a right to refuse service to any one and to target any market they choose. The thing that is really sick is that a lawyer took the case. It is a real slam on lawyers in general even though it is not every lawyer's fault. The cost will really harm this small business.This is a shame.

      1. twosheds1 profile image60
        twosheds1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        They have a right to refuse service, but not based on certain criteria: race, gender, age, religion. They couldn't refuse service to, say, people with ashes on their heads on Ash Wednesday. Were they discriminating against the non-religious or those who don't go on Sunday? (e.g., Jews, Muslims, 7th Day Adventists) It's hard to say. It's on the borderline. But I also believe drink specials for women at bars are discriminatory, too, and that Sunday liquor laws violate the 1st Amendment.

    2. davidlaw2 profile image61
      davidlaw2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The suit is just another anti religious action. The same restaurant has a right to refuse service to any one and to target any market they choose. The thing that is really sick is that a lawyer took the case. It is a real slam on lawyers in general even though it is not every lawyer's fault. The cost will really harm this small business.This is a shame.

      1. davidlaw2 profile image61
        davidlaw2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Don't click twice. No No don't.

        1. tirelesstraveler profile image61
          tirelesstravelerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          LOL

  7. cat on a soapbox profile image97
    cat on a soapboxposted 8 years ago

    Discrimination? REALLY? Do we have grape nuts or real balls? Anyone can go get a church program IF they want to. Is a senior discount discriminatory? How about coupon presentation?  Save whining for REAL discrimination like affirmative action!

  8. mizjo profile image75
    mizjoposted 8 years ago

    What a country for frivolous lawsuits!  Greed for money is the name of the game and easy money the end-result desired.  Wide-eyed lawyers and salivating idiots.

    The restaurant is a private property and the owner can do what she darn well chooses to pull in traffic.  If she offers three different desserts on Sunday would that be discrimination against people who only eat out on Wednesdays?  Some weasel would want to make a case out of that. Religion has nothing to do with it.

    Get a life, go do some charity work (maybe in a soup kitchen for atheists?) and make your life count for something. Instead of wasting taxpayers' money to get some notoriety.

  9. profile image0
    Emile Rposted 8 years ago

    After church business can make, or break, Sunday profits for a small restaurant. Anyone who has ever been in the business, on that scale, understands that many people choose a restaurant less for the fair it offers and more for who may be sitting at the other tables.

    My advice to the sore head would be...Grow up.

  10. cat on a soapbox profile image97
    cat on a soapboxposted 8 years ago

    tirelesstraveler wrote:
    We have friends who own some restaurants it; is common practice for people to walk into a restaurant they had never worked at and file wrongful employment suits.  It is less expensive to pay a settlement than to go to court and fight the suit. This kind of thing happens all the time.
       

    I guess some people have no shame and are either clueless or couldn't care less how their actions affect others.

  11. SpanStar profile image61
    SpanStarposted 8 years ago

    Here is how ridiculous I find this lawsuit.

    Since he feels he is being discriminated against by attending This restaurant and not getting a discount Then I propose every restaurant in that area which he did not attend on the same day file a lawsuit against this guy for  discriminating against them for not attending their restaurant.

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image61
      tirelesstravelerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      He saw the promotion on the internet.  It's not clear that he has ever been to the restaurant.

 
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