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Access denied to restaurant restroom

Published:Friday | July 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMRajeve Brooks

It is becoming a growing concern to me with regard to the access to restrooms in businesses operating in the public domain.

Recently, I was in need of using the restroom, only to find out that I must first purchase an item before I could use the facility. I am not sure what our law states on such matters.

However, I am of the view that these businesses are operating within the public domain and should not deny a civilian the right to use the restroom before purchasing an item.
Two weeks ago, in a popular fast-food restaurant, I witnessed a mother, along with her child, wanting to relieve herself but was denied access to use the bathroom. An employee’s response to them was: “Buy sumt'n den yuh can use the bathroom, lady.”

After witnessing this, I was very disgruntled and shocked at what took place before me.
I strongly disagree with the behaviour of these public business operators. It is not logical to be in the public domain and serving the public, yet denying the public the right to use the restrooms.