May 09, 2016

“Spa Baby” case hands Human Rights Commissions ANOTHER way to target small businesses

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator
 

A Fredericton, New Brunswick woman wants the human rights laws to change so she can file a complaint against a spa that wouldn’t let her bring her five-month-old son to her treatment. The Avalon SalonSpa has a no kids policy for the comfort of its patrons, but also for safety reasons given the number of hazards around the business.

The woman said that it discriminates against her for being a single mother without other childcare options, so she wants ‘family status’ added to the protected grounds against discrimination, like it is in most other provinces.

If the human rights commission were to take on a case like this, it would mean that any business would have to offer childcare services to avoid being hauled in front of a tribunal. Restaurants couldn’t have policies allowing only adults without risking tens of thousands of dollars in discrimination fines by these kangaroo courts.

Human rights commissions have successfully fought for crazier things, however. Like the right to work at a restaurant and not wash your hands, for example. Or the right to have a restaurant capitulate to your excessive OCD requirements.

We need to scale back the power these commissions have — not give them another line-item they can use to target small businesses.

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commented 2016-05-12 22:36:25 -0400
This is what happens when you let the leftists get away with even one thing. Women go to a spa to relax. Not to listen to a child. This nut should get at the very least a fine. For bringing something this stupid up and spending our tax dollars.
commented 2016-05-10 10:51:44 -0400
Next she will demand child care down at the local pub.
commented 2016-05-10 08:28:56 -0400
Our society is going right down the toilet. Everything is become a human rights issue. Why no go to the Casino table that is always paying out. (human rights).
commented 2016-05-10 03:53:26 -0400
Before you know it, small businesses will need to offer services to watch the family cur.
commented 2016-05-09 23:07:17 -0400
@ Stephen E. commented 2 hours ago – brilliant solution – but make it even more expensive – it is a spa after all – and that is a place to go and spend money to be pampered. Pamper the kid as well
commented 2016-05-09 20:51:10 -0400
Easy solution: The spa issues her an apology and a $25 discount for her next visit. Then post a policy that the spa offers a childcare option at $200/hour. Then it becomes how much this woman wants to get her nails done at that specific shop.

If she is willing to pay, have a chair at the reception desk for the child, and give it a colouring book. Otherwise, its a matter of willingness to pay for a service. HRC can’t do anything because the price is too much and the potential client isn’t willing to pay. The service is there for her to use, but she has to pay for it.
commented 2016-05-09 18:52:21 -0400
And people wonder why I begin to despise not only the courts, but many Canadians as well
commented 2016-05-09 17:29:06 -0400
So this woman has the discretionary funds to go to a spa, which is a luxury, but not to provide adequate alternate care for her kid. Maybe Child Welfare should also be contacted to counsel her about priorities of being a responsible parent.

OOOPS, I forgot that generation does not have to be responsible for their lives, someone else has to be.
commented 2016-05-09 16:38:54 -0400
Like I said before—-targeting of small private businesses and big ones too

I glad you’re doing videos ANDREW,
commented 2016-05-09 14:32:35 -0400
Why is this article listed as

“Spa Baby” case hands Human Rights Commissions ANOTHER way to target small businesses
ANDREW LAWTON
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