Popular Vancouver-based restaurant chain Earls is facing a B.C. Human Rights Tribunal hearing over failing to provide high chairs.
Phillip Ryan says Earls declined to provide a high chair for his twelve-month-old baby at the Hornby Street location last February, and again three weeks later.
He decided to file a human rights complaint alleging “discrimination in services and accommodation on the basis of his family status.”
Earls argues at restaurants that don’t have high chairs or booster seats, parents can bring their own seating, put a child on their laps or nestle the child on a bench beside them.
Tribunal chair Bernd Walter decided not to dismiss the complaint, meaning it will move ahead in the process.
He urges both parties reach a resolution, but if not, it is headed for a human rights hearing.