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Case 395 - Supermarket banned foldaway bicycle from store for health and safety reasons

Issue

A supermarket banned a customer from taking his foldaway bicycle into store for health and safety reasons.

Panel opinion

This is clearly a myth as health and safety at work law does not prohibit taking folding up bicycles into retail premises. It’s refreshing to see those who used ‘elf and safety’ as an excuse to tell their customer ‘on your bike’ back-pedalling, holding their hands up and admitting this was clearly inappropriate.

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2016-04-14