Discrimination in provision of goods and services

44 Provision of goods and services

(1)

It shall be unlawful for any person who supplies goods, facilities, or services to the public or to any section of the public—

(a)

to refuse or fail on demand to provide any other person with those goods, facilities, or services; or

(b)

to treat any other person less favourably in connection with the provision of those goods, facilities, or services than would otherwise be the case,—

by reason of any of the prohibited grounds of discrimination.

(2)

For the purposes of subsection (1), but without limiting the meaning of the terms goods, facilities, and services in that subsection, the term facilities includes facilities by way of banking or insurance or for grants, loans, credit, or finance.

(3)

Where any club, or any branch or affiliate of any club, that grants privileges to members of any other club, branch, or affiliate refuses or fails on demand to provide those privileges to any of those members, or treats any of those members less favourably in connection with the provision of those privileges than would otherwise be the case, by reason of any of the prohibited grounds of discrimination, that club, branch, or affiliate shall be deemed to have committed a breach of this section.

(4)

Subject to subsection (3), nothing in this section shall apply to access to membership of a club or to the provision of services or facilities to members of a club.

Compare: 1977 No 49 s 24(1)–(3)