Question: How is it legal for a restaurant to kick out a homeless person claiming that they smell bad?
- 11 months agoFavorite Answer
Most places have the right to refuse service to anyone
- Little OllieLv 710 months ago
The owner has a right to have any person removed if they smell offensive or behave offensively.
- Chi girlLv 710 months ago
I find it hard to believe that the homeless person was claiming they smelled bad, but it's not nice to insult people in a restaurant. No wonder he was told to leave.
- JosephLv 610 months ago
People go to restaurants to eat, bad smells kill appetites. Homeless people smells kill business. Restaurants are businesses. Simple enough Snowflake?
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- 11 months ago
You don't have to explain why you are kicking them out. But you could give them a free sandwich to go. Tell them that the free food is a one time gift
- electricpoleLv 711 months ago
When you own the restaurant, and risk your capital, you can make your own rules concerning this aspect of customer service.
- EdwenaLv 711 months ago
Trespass Laws. The owner of property has the legal right to control that property. There is no law that permits a stinky or a bum to over ride that right. For example. The addicted bums that are flooding the streets of San Francisco. They are living on the public sidewalks in front of exclusive apartment buildings. If one of the bums tried to enter that high rent apartment building, say to use the restroom, he would be arrested. This is obviously not right, and the stinky bums should be allowed to use the bathrooms in the stores and apartments in San Francisco. But, they need a law.
- 11 months ago
How is it not legal? The restaurant has a right to create an enjoyable experience for it's customers. If an employee shows up to work with face tattoos and jewelry stuck through his cheek, the employer has the right to end his employment if that appearance does not match his business model.
- W.T. DoorLv 711 months ago
Completely legal in the USA, but that might not be true in your country. .
- BillLv 711 months ago
There is no law against discrimination by smell. If you think there should be, contact your legislators.