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Can legal action reasonably be taken against someone unsavory for endorsing your product/company?

My question is, does the company have any legal action they can reasonably take against the unsavory person? No. Free speech entitles someone to endorse anything they want. Defamation is an exception ...
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Could I file a complaint against discrimination in my favor?

united-kingdom You can't sue someone for what they have done to someone else. The Citizens Advice Bureau states If you make a discrimination claim, you need to show the court that you’ve been ...
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Could I file a complaint against discrimination in my favor?

You wouldn't have standing to bring a lawsuit, since you suffered no actual injury. A law review article from 1990 discusses the question of standing to sue in discrimination cases (which is almost ...
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Is there any jurisdiction where political views are a protected characteristic?

In Seattle, it is one of the protected classifications. Political ideology is defined as any idea or belief, or coordinated body of ideas or beliefs, relating to the purpose, conduct, organization, ...
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Does discrimination law apply to prostitutes?

canada It has not been adjudicated whether it is prohibited discrimination for a sex worker to not provide their services to all people, apparently discriminating on the grounds of gender or sex. ...
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Could I file a complaint against discrimination in my favor?

british-columbia The B.C. Human Rights Code allows a complaint to be filed on behalf of another. See s. 21: a complaint under subsection (1) may be filed on behalf of (a) another person, or (b) a ...
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Can legal action reasonably be taken against someone unsavory for endorsing your product/company?

Not directly, but in the situation you describe, there are a number of secondary options: The restaurant can refuse service to anyone for any reason that is not discriminatory against a protected ...
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I want to remove school record that reveal my trans status. Can my complaint use terms which stipulate this without identifying as 'transgender'?

These discrepancies probably won't hurt your complaint. To be successful, your complaint needs to lay out a set of facts that support a claim for legal relief. Fed. R. Civ. P. 8(a)(2). But the facts ...
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May my business notify Christians that we won't serve them?

Probably not. The impediment is the claim that you have a genuinely held religious belief. Changing the context a tiny bit, your employer is statutorily required to make an accommodation for the ...
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Is there any jurisdiction where political views are a protected characteristic?

germany Political opinion is protected (Article 3 GG), provided the opinion does not violate the rights of others. This leads to a complex system of rights and exceptions. For instance, a newspaper is ...
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Does discrimination law apply to prostitutes?

germany tl;dr: In Germany, prostitution in general is covered by discrimination law. However, providing service based on gender would probably fall under one of the exceptions in discrimination law, ...
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Can legal action reasonably be taken against someone unsavory for endorsing your product/company?

As a more direct case, maybe the prominent Neo-Nazi bigot is constantly seen frequenting Arby's, leading to people protesting/boycotting Arby's. england-and-wales In this particular scenario, the ...
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Is it illegal to hire by age in the US?

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects certain applicants and employees 40 years of age and older from discrimination on the basis of age in hiring, promotion, discharge, ...
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Can I sue my local law enforcement agency for gross negligence in reference to their handling of domestic violence against me?

You can sue your ex in court for his various wrongs. You can't sue the police for failing to act. See Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 (2005) (no law enforcement liability for inaction in the ...
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Is it legal to discriminate using factors that correlate with race/sex?

Some jurisdictions have the concept of 'indirect' discrimination. In the united-kingdom this is when there are rules that seem to apply to everyone but they tend to put people with a 'protected ...
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Is there any jurisdiction where political views are a protected characteristic?

united-kingdom The Equality Act 2010 includes "religion or belief" as protected characteristics, where the "or belief" part is defined in section 10(2): Belief means any religious ...
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Is there any jurisdiction where political views are a protected characteristic?

australia “Political opinion” is a protected characteristic under the Federal Australian Human Rights Commission Act and the Fair Work Act in employment or occupation. It is also protected at a state ...
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May my business notify Christians that we won't serve them?

I think you can declare that you won't paint artwork that promotes Christian principles. Since the Masterpiece Cakework ruling allows you to refuse these requests, you're simply saving customers the ...
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Legal challenges against age-restricted housing

The B.C. Human Rights Code exempts age restrictions for 55+ in relation to tenancy. See Human Rights Code, s. 10. The subsection prohibiting discrimination in tenancy on the basis of age "does ...
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Is the reasoning of the decision deeming ethical veganism a protected philosophical belief available to read?

Casamitjana v The League Against Cruel Sports [2020] UKET 3331129/2018 (21 January 2020) was a preliminary hearing on this issue; that is, prior to the determination of the actual dispute between the ...
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Is discrimination against transgender people illegal?

It is a common misunderstanding, but not everything that is illegal is a crime. So, the title question and the body text question are different and have different answers. The title question regarding ...
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Can publicly funded universities create areas designated for students of certain ethnicities only?

Its legal in many places Most domestic laws against racial discriminations are implementing the UN International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Article 1 says: ...
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May my business notify Christians that we won't serve them?

You can limit what expression you offer Under Masterpiece Cake v. CCRC and 303 Creative LLC v Elenis, you can limit your offers where you express something through your work. Under both cases, you ...
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Is there any jurisdiction where political views are a protected characteristic?

northern-ireland While the rest of the UK prohibits discrimination on grounds of "Religion or belief" as mentioned by kaya3, in Northern Ireland there are specific references at least in ...
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What type of liability exists for gender discrimination in pricing for a contractor's services and under what conditions?

Federally none : The Equal protection clause of the 14th amendment doesn't apply to private businesses and the discrimination clause of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - Title II doesn't include sex as a ...
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Can an agency be liable for sending me home because they did not provide the correct uniform size?

australia It's your right (and the employer's obligation) to be paid the minimum hours per shift What exactly that is depends on the particular award that applies. For example, for cleaners, it's 2 ...
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