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Thread: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    There's something of controversy going on here. A local retailer is refusing to sell alcohol to legal adults if a minor is present with them. Doesn't matter how old or young the minor is, and it doesn't matter if the minor is the adult's own kid.

    The retailer is not breaking any laws by doing this, so that's not the issue... but should they? How would you react if a retailer refused to sell you alcohol just because you had your kid with you?

    Please note that in this state it is perfectly legal for parents to serve their own minor children alcohol.
    Any owner of a business is perfectly within his/her rights, in my view, to deny service if he/she senses that the purchase will lead to illegal activity. Doesn't mean they can't accept the business, just means they can deny it. The very same thing has happened here in Toronto, however, here in Toronto all alcohol and beer is sold through government run retail outlets staffed by government union workers.

    Considering many people in the US would rather sue than take responsibility for their own actions and resulting circumstances, it's wise for a business owner to be careful not to put him/herself in a situation where an irresponsible person tries to hold the business owner liable.
    Last edited by CanadaJohn; 07-31-14 at 05:01 PM.
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