Recommendation 1

Bar owners and staff must receive training on the City of Philadelphia’s Fair Practices Ordinance (FPO) and implicit bias.

1A Bars should update and adopt policies with regard to any dress codes and admission requirements (including IDs, outside alcohol, bag and coat check) that are in accord with requirements of the FPO. The goal of these policies should be to reduce implicit bias. A written statement of the policies should be available to potential and existing patrons at the door. All staff should be trained and periodically retrained regarding them.

1B All bars must display the PCHR’s informational posters on the FPO in the employee common area. Failure to display these posters is a violation of the FPO.

1C Staff should reflect the diversity of Philadelphia’s LGBTQ population. Bars should create a path for advancement for employees. (i.e. bar backs in good standing should be trained to be bartenders.)