Case 316 – Store fitting rooms can not be opened on first day of sales

Issue

A high street clothing store would not open their fitting rooms on the first day of a sale, when the enquirer asked why they were told it was for health and safety reasons.

Panel decision

This is not a health and safety matter. Any risks associated with busy fitting rooms are minor and can easily be managed if there is a will to do so. Instead of using an excuse that does not fit, the company should be honest and explain that this is a business decision.

Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case316-store-fitting-rooms-can-not-be-opened-first-day-of-sales.htm