Is my civil rights violated if a business discriminates what clients they serve?

Asked almost 2 years ago - New Orleans, LA

Sometimes there are businesses that reserves right who they will serve etc. However, if a business refuses you to serve you without telling you a reason, is that a discrimination?


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  1. Christine C McCall


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Not necessarily. A business is almost always free to deny service to anyone they choose on any basis -- except for bases that are prohibited by law, usually race, gender, religion, etc. The business is not ordinarily required to make any statement of reasons at the the time it acts on a decision to deny access or service.

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