Elaine Carroll v Gruaig Barbers

  • Case Reference
    1.DEC-S2015-005
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Equal Status Acts, gender, refusal of hair cut

The respondent is a Barber’s shop which refused to cut the complainant’s hair.  She asserted she had previously had her hair cut by the respondent who vehemently denied this.

The complainant established a prima facie case because she was refused service and it was because of her gender.  The respondent presented its lease to the Tribunal which had a provision that its premises were to be used only “as a barber shop to include retail sale of ancillary products and the provision of hot shaves”.  It also argued that its insurance did not cover women’s hairdressing.  Finally,

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This article is correct at 08/06/2015
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