Sweden: Pub Cleared for Rejecting ‘Asian Looking’ Women
Wow. Växjö, Sweden #FAIL. I don’t know what the judicial system is like in Sweden, but I hope this decision can be appealed. Added emphasis mine.
The owners of Harry’s bar in Växjö, as well as six bouncers, had been charged with illegal discrimination after refusing to allow several Asian looking women to enter the establishment in 2012. […]
While prosecutors argued that repeatedly denying entry to the women due to their appearance was a clear case of discrmination [sic], the Växjö District Court had a different opinion.
In a decision issued earlier this week, the court ruled Harry’s owners had a “legitimate reason” to stop to women in their efforts to curb suspected prostitution. […]
“No one was denied for a general reason, rather there were specific people who were denied due to concerns about criminal activity,” Tomas Malm, an attorney who represented some of the bouncers in the case, told the paper.
The court emphasized, however, that there was nothing to indicate the women who were barred from entering Harry’s were involved in prostitution. […]