Can I fight a Business that didn’t serve me

I was at a Bakery and the baker didn’t serve me because and I quote ‘I don’t
like you so im not serving you’

Asked on January 19, 2018 under Business Law, Nebraska


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If they did not serve you because they did not like your race or religion,  you would have grounds to file a complaint (e.g. with the state equal/civil right agency or attorney general's office) for discrimination: the law prevents discriminating against peeople on the basis of characteristics like these.
But if the baker just doesn't like you personally, or didn't like how you were acting, or didn't like your mode of dress, etc., that is legal: private business are allowed to refuse service to individuals so long as they were not engaging in group-based discrimination in doing so. There is no inherent right to be able to shop at any given store.

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