Surely play is a family thing and not exclusive to mums? In Birmingham, West Midlands “Kids Go Wild” decided to ban fathers from the children’s play centre according to shocking article in a Daily Mail article dated 7th August 2012.
This unusual policy was decided by owners for cultural reasons and a poster outside the play facility reads ‘Ladies and children only. No boys over 9 allowed’ .
A Manchester-based specialist legal firm specialising in discrimination law has said, “Under the Equality Act it can be lawful to limit your services to one gender or religious group, but you must be able to ‘objectively justify’ what you have done. To my mind it would be difficult for the centre to show it has met this test when it could have offered women-only sessions or days of the week instead.”
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