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Can you be refused alcohol if you have a child with you?

Can you be refused alcohol if you have a child with you?

It is against the law1 2: (Retailers can reserve the right to refuse the sale of alcohol to an adult if they’re accompanied by a child and think the alcohol is being bought for the child.)

Can a shop refuse to serve you alcohol?

When can supermarkets refuse to serve their customers alcohol? Technically it is against the law to sell alcohol to anyone under 18 anywhere including supermarkets.

What is the meaning of Challenge 25?

Challenge 25 is a scheme that encourages anyone who is over 18 but looks under 25 to carry acceptable ID when they want to buy alcohol.

What ID can you use for Challenge 25?

Examples of acceptable ID include photo card driving licences, passports, military identification or proof of age cards bearing the PASS hologram, although other forms of ID which meet the criteria laid out above are also acceptable.” I was with someone that was buying alcohol, why was I challenged?

Can a store refuse to sell alcohol to a minor?

The store must refuse the sale if the person buying is already intoxicated, if the store believes they are intending to provide it to a minor, or if there is any doubt about the person’s age. That’s the law.

Is it against the law to sell alcohol to someone under 18?

What is the law about things like this? Technically it is against the law to sell alcohol to anyone under 18 anywhere including supermarkets. Offenders risk a fine of up to £20,000 and premises may be shut down so it’s a big deal for supermarkets and their staff. Why do supermarkets not like selling booze to under 21s or under 25s?

Can a sales clerk refuse to sell you alcohol?

Yes. Anyone selling alcohol—and not just the store, the sales clerk as well—has the right to refuse a sale to anyone, regardless of age. They don’t have to give a reason, other than they’re not comfortable making the sale. But realistically, they will have a reason. Maybe you already appear intoxicated or otherwise impaired.

Can a store refuse to sell an item for any reason?

It is legal, at least in the US, for a store (or other entity) to refuse to sell any item to any individual for any non-prohibited reason (prohibited reasons are typically things like race or religion).

How can I refuse to sell alcohol to someone over 21?

Refuse to sale alcoholic beverages to anyone who cannot produce valid photo identification, even if you personally believe they probably are over 21. Check the expiration date on the ID. If the ID is expired, it’s not valid, and you can’t sell alcohol to that person–even if it’s really their ID. Check birth dates.

Can a supermarket refuse to sell alcohol to a child?

Tesco said the chain operated a Think 25 policy for selling alcohol. There is no policy in place for refusing to sell alcohol to customers who have their children with them, they said, Sainsbury’s operate a Think 25 policy.

How to avoid selling alcohol to someone illegally?

If the person appears intoxicated, refuse to sell them alcohol. If a customer appears intoxicated as they enter, try to refuse them entry. If they manage to enter anyway, make sure all employees are aware of the customer’s condition and know not to serve them alcohol. Have security on hand if a customer gets belligerent.

Can a company refuse to sell alcohol to an intoxicated customer?

Give your associates the right to exercise their judgment and refuse alcohol sales to customers where there is suspected intoxication. Review corporate insurance policies to ensure there is sufficient primary and excess coverages available for alcohol liability.