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Nightclubs in Oslo and Trondheim found guilty of age discrimination

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An amendment to the law that was introduced in 2018 still creates headaches for a number of nightclubs. Now, two clubs in Oslo and Trondheim have been found guilty of age discrimination.

From New Year 2018, a ban on age discrimination was also introduced outside working life. The ban was then extended to apply to all areas of society.

This has created a new problem for nightclubs that want an older clientele, as the change in the law means that nightclubs are only allowed to set the lower age limit to 18 and 20 years, respectively – depending on the type of liquor license the nightclub has.

According to, the Discrimination Tribunal has recently concluded that both Raus Bar in Trondheim and Andre til Høyre in Oslo have violated the ban on age discrimination by setting the lower age limit to 23 and 25 years, respectively.

The tribunal wrote that this is only possible in special cases. It concluded that this did not apply in these cases. Last year, several nightclubs were convicted of the same.

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