Gender identity case studies

Refusal of service

Two shop keepers who verbally abused a female sex worker were found to have breached the Act. One yelled out words to the effect of "Drag Queen". When M complained to him about the abuse, he refused her service at the grocery store.

Compensation of $9,000 (of which $5,000 was for distress and humiliation) was awarded in a subsequent decision on 24 September 2007.

M v A and U [2007] QADT 8 (16 March 2007)Link to external website