I went to Gameworks last night with Deborah. Kind of a celebration of my condo. While we were waiting in line, a Gameworks staff member walked the line telling everyone about their new policy. Thursday is
Ladies Night and they pay only $10 for an All-Access pass. Men must pay $15 for an All-Access pass.
Which irritated me to no end. I asked to speak with a manager who insisted that it was not discrimination. We paid the prices they asked, and they kindly gave me a receipt that indicates that the reason for the price difference is
Ladies Night. Evidence. Sweet.
You are treated differently from others in a similar situation; and
You are harmed by the treatment; and
You are treated this way because of your membership in a protected class (i.e., race, gender, etc.)
Your request for a reasonable accommodation due to a disability is refused without a valid business reason.
- Gender identity
- Marital status
- National Origin
- Parental status
- Political ideology
- Sexual orientation
- Use of a Section 8 certificate
- Use of a service animal
Looks like a classic case of discrimination, notwithstanding the managers protestations to the contrary. Luckily, it looks to me like the city of Seattle makes it really really easy to file a complaint. They don't take any enforcement action, but do issue a determination as to whether the facts support a reasonable cause for complaint. I can use that in court, or the City Attorney can take action in some instances.
Watch for further updates on this.