Man Sues Club for Injuring His Feelings Because Women Pay Less on Ladies’ Night
A man, Yiu Shui-Kwong paid HKD 300 (approx. RM162) to gain entrance into the Legends Club, a karaoke disco situated in busy Mongkok back in 2014. While entering the club, he noticed that women were paying cover fees which are less than half of what he paid to enjoy the same service and facilities – women were charged HKD 120 (approx. RM65).
The difference in cover charge made him mad – he felt it was unfair.
Yiu then appealed to the Equal Opportunities Commission who filed the case to the District Court last October. He accused Legend World Asia of gender discrimination because guys were required to pay more for drinks.
This may not be the first time a guy has claimed ladies’ night a discrimination of sex. In fact, similar complaints date back to the late 1990’s. But the commission revealed that this is the very first time it was taken to court, reports South China Morning Post.
Shockingly, as the respondent Legend World Asia Group had failed to show up in court and did not present any prior notice of the absence, District judge Justin Ko King-Sau ruled in favor of Hong Kong’s equal opportunities watchdog’s appeal over ladies’ night pricing.
Seeing a window of opportunity, Yiu quickly changed his case from claiming a breach in the Sex Discrimination Ordinance to requesting a compensation of HKD 50,000 (approx RM27,000) from the club for INJURING HIS FEELINGS. There are no words…
It was later found that despite having to pay more, Yiu spent 4 hours partying at the club enjoying free drinks, playing darts, singing karaoke, and dancing.
Appalled by his audacity, judge Ko recently rejected his appeal and wrote it would be “absurd” that he would receive a “windfall” as much as HKD 50,000. The judge also stated, “I do not regard [Yiu] as a true ‘victim’ of the respondent’s discrimination. He obtained what he had bargained for in terms of the enjoyment.”
The judge also wrote that Yiu’s “injured feelings” had ‘nothing to do with the treatment he received’ that day at Legends Club. Drinking and clubbing in Hong Kong can be an expensive luxury. A bottle of beer would averagely cost you HKD 70 (approx. RM38).
It is hard to believe that anyone would challenge the concept of Ladies’ Night, a marketing strategy that is practiced globally. Just sounds like a cheap shot to make some quick bucks. No pun intended.
Here’s Everything You Need to Know About PM’s PEMERKASA Announcement
Earlier this evening, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin held a press conference to announce the new special aid package, named ‘PEMERKASA’....
PEMERKASA: Govt To Increase Allowance Limit For OKU Workers From RM1,200 To RM1,500
In today’s live broadcast by Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, he announced that the government has agreed to increase...
PEMERKASA: Local SMEs To Receive RM1,000 Monetary Aid To Resume Operations
In today’s live broadcast by the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, he announced monetary aid to help small and medium...
PEMERKASA: RM500 One-off Aid For B40 Individuals Who Lost Their Income
In today’s live broadcast by the prime minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, he announced a monetary initiative to help those who...
Popular Massage Parlour in Subang Jaya Raided By Police Officers During Ops Noda
On 13 March, a team of police from Subang Jaya’s D7 BSJD Branch has carried out a raid on a...
Lazada Turns 9 & They’re Launching The New ‘Lazada Bonus’ Feature Plus a Line-up of Surprises This March!
Having served the Malaysian online shopping community since 2012, Lazada celebrates its 9th anniversary this year with a new ‘Lazada...
Here’s How M’sians Can Show Their Skin Some Love & Achieve Their Skincare Goals By CNY
According to facial Feng Shui beliefs, clear and smooth skin is reflective of good intentions and smooth sailing for the...
MCO: Here’s How These M’sians Managed To Thrive & Sell 6,000-8,000kg of Produce a Month Thanks To Lazada
Just a few days ago, it was announced that the MCO will be reinstated and enforced on all states except...