Legal battle over pub’s refusal to serve Romanies settled out of court

14-04-2010

A long running legal battle over an Ostrava pub’s refusal to serve Romany customers has been settled out of court. Bar owner Jiří Ozdinec agreed to pay the three Romanies CZK 20,000 (just over USD 1,000) each, as well as covering their legal costs. Jaroslav Drobek, Roman Dubnický and Soňa Horvátová first launched legal proceedings on the grounds of discrimination nine years ago after staff at Mr Ozdinec’s pub refused to serve them on the grounds they were not members; soon afterwards they did serve customers who also were not members.