Blokes-only barber faces sex discrimination case
Swan Barbers says it has a policy of not cutting women's hair.
This infuriated student Maddy Drew who had been a loyal customer of Swan Barbers for five years. In May, everything changed when the barber, a woman, refused to cut Drew's hair.
"She said to me she couldn't serve me because I was a woman. She said it was company policy." ...
... It is an offence under the Human Rights Act to deny services to someone because of their race, colour, ethnic or national origin.
Drew's case will test the principle in terms of gender. Her sexual discrimination claim against Swan Barbers goes to mediation on August 24.
I completely agree it should be illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender, however my question is: assuming her case succeeds, what will this mean for all of the women-only gyms? Will they be forced to allow men to join or face possible prosecution?