Is it legal for a store manager of a convience store to tell an ex-employee that they are no longer allowed on the premises?

Because the manager believes the ex-employee was talking bad about them.

Asked on September 12, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, New Hampshire


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country an owner of a store can refuse service to anyone so long as the refusal is not based upon discriminatory grounds such as gender, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. As a former employee, he or she has the right to advise you that you are not longer welcome at the store so long as you are not being discriminated on the above grounds.

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