A Sunshine Coast bartender was shocked when a six month pregnant woman requested a second alcoholic drink. Being new to the hospitality industry he was shocked to learn that he could not refuse service. Other staff mentioned that she sat in a smoking area and came in for His manager said that was a "moral judgment" as there were no grounds to refuse service.
The bartender questioned what the point of the "Responsible Service of Alcohol" certificate was if bartenders were forced to serve pregnant patrons despite the enormous amount of research highlighting the negative effects on unborn children.
"I would encourage pregnant women to consider the health of their unborn baby in all their activities and seek medical advice if there are any concerns," he said.
Source: Sunshine Coast Daily 24 September 2013
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