Crosspost "Apartment is limiting men from accessing pool/hot tub (Louisiana)" from /r/legaladvice:

Throwaway account. I am in Louisiana. I don't want to say which city, but I don't think it matters.

All residents of our complex recently got this notice by e-mail, and I would like to know if it is legal.

"Dear residents,

We have recently had a few incidents and several parents are concerned about the safety of their children in the recreational area. Accordingly, effective February 1, a new policy will be in effect. Males who are over the age of 18 will not be permitted to use the pool or hot tub, or enter the pool deck area, unless accompanied by a female household member. Males who live alone and wish to use these facilities may request an exemption to this policy, which will be granted solely at the discretion of management, after completion of a background check.

This policy does NOT apply to the gym or clubhouse.

Please note that your lease agreement clearly states that the use of amenities such as the pool and hot tub is not guaranteed, and is subject to such regulations as management may implement from time to time. We have been advised that this policy is not discriminatory because it addresses a safety issue, but nonetheless, if any legal complaints are filed, we will have no choice but to simply shut down the pool and hot tub completely.

We realize that this may pose an inconvenience to some residents, but we thank you for your cooperation as we work to keep our community safe.


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Posted by HovercraftLife9057 | 25 January 2021 | Link