'Ladies' Night' Promoters May Be In For A Rude Awakening

Law360, New York (January 2, 2014, 6:04 PM EST) -- The hospitality industry is no stranger to the rules prohibiting discrimination in accommodations. The average restaurant or hotelier is aware that the establishment cannot deny service to a patron on the basis of a protected status, such as race or gender.

What appears to be less well-known is that, at least in California, the same business establishments cannot discriminate by providing extra service to a protected status. This fact is apparent in the continuing trend to hold “Ladies’ Night” events, or offer special discounts only to...
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