Is there a law that says a cashier has to ID everyone who comes in a store together when 1 is buying alcohol?!

Question: Is there a law that says a cashier has to ID everyone who comes in a store together when 1 is buying alcohol!?
Last night at about 11:45, my boyfriend, myself, and our friend went to the grocery store so my boyfriend could buy some beer!. I don't drink and had no intention of consuming the beer, but when my boyfriend (who is 21) went to pay for the beer, the cashier said she had to see his ID as well as mine and our friend's, even though we weren't buying the beer!.

He asked her why and she started mumbling a bunch of things, and I believe I heard her say something about parents calling the store!. (I'm 18, turning 19 in three weeks, and our friend is 20 turning 21 in five weeks!.!.!. we're adults; she doesn't have to worry about our parents)

Finally my boyfriend asked her if that was a law or a store policy and she said it was a law and that it was part of her liquor training!. We asked if she could sell it to him if our friend and I went away and she still said no!. Then as we walked out of the store, some douche who worked there started laughing at us!.

Is this a valid law!? It sounds like bull to me!.!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

No, it's not a law!. I mean, people take their kids into the liquor store with them all the time, and the cashiers never say "oh i can't sell this to you because your son or daughter is underage"!. But at the same time, stores have the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason!. Typically, the only store that does it is the liquor store because they can get in major trouble for selling to minors (as another answerer said, tobacco is the same way)!. They can refuse to sell to you even if you're by yourself and have an id, which they might do if you look young and they suspect that the id is fake!. It's their way of protecting themselves for getting in trouble with the cops, but based on your story they sounds like douchebags anyway so I'm sure they've done the same thing to lot's of people before you for no reason!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

i don't think its a law, its more of a store policy to save their butts if anything were to happen!. They have every right to ID the whole group if they have their doubts about your age!. And in the eyes of police, it doesn't matter if you are 18, 19, or 20- underage drinking is illegal, and of course the store is going to do everything they can to make sure its not them that is going to get in trouble !.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Well, here in Ontario, if you're even IN a liquor store (we don't sell alcohol in the grocery stores - I know, hard to believe!) and you're underage and not with someone who obviously looks like your parent, they kick you out!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

no it isn't a law!.
as long as no one under didn't touch it, or give them the money!.
they are pulling your leg!.
ppl laughing probably are the ones that called!.
eff that lady!.
tell you b!.f!. to call corporated!.
and complain!.
also call local news!. that was bull ****!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I don't know but the same thing happened to my and my friend, he's 18 and wanted to buy cigarettes and the would not sell to him because i walked in with him and i was 17!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Next time, when you buy alcohol, just send in the person that's 21!. This way, you won't have to go thru that!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

you are right its bull, only the person buying the beer has to show ID!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

america is b!.s!. if that is a law thats the most rediculous thing I've ever heard!.!.that makes me madWww@FoodAQ@Com

just tell your friends to walk away after you just say they are not with me of course they will say bul s h i t !.!.!. you say i don't care what you say i want to buy a beer she will say bla bla!.!. you ask her can i see your manager after you talk to the manager tell him or her i want to buy a beer manger will say yes no problem can i see your id you said of course show your id and manager will say how about your friends you just say what friends did you see any of my friends if manager said yes you say i don't have friends they are not with me im by my self here want to buy beer is it a problem or should i write a report about your bad service to the bla bla trust me he will WILL sell you beer of course if you 21 lol :)Www@FoodAQ@Com

In Wisconsin, if a carload of people are stopped, and only 1 is 21, the store where he/she bought the liquor is heavily liable!. Especially, now with all the cameras in the store, they can prove that you sold to minors even tho the one paying is 21!. We are supposed to even glance at the car, if possible, to see if anyone appears younger!.
It does seem like a lot of nitpicking, but the clerk can be arrested and the store shut down, if anything happens!.

edit: It won't do any good to complain to management, they will back the clerk 100%!.
The clerk is doing a good job checking for ID's on alcohol and tobacco!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I don't know if its strictly a law but I know it is part of the liquor policies!. I did the Responsible Service of Alcohol course in Australia and we were told to check the ID's of every person in the group!. At the end of the day, it can sometimes be up to the discretion of the service person as to whether they will still serve it if only one or two people produce ID!. However, the managers will back them up if they refuse to serve it!. There can be exceptions, like parents with children but we've also watched kids give the alcohol to their parents to buy and then it starts a huge argument because they insist its not for the child!. The RSA policy states that service can be refused by the bartender or cashier if all members of the group do not produce ID!. As for walking away, well if you've already stood in front of the person and refused to produce ID, they are aware of you!. Walking away doesn't change the fact that they have reason to suspect your boyfriend will give you the alcohol!. Regardless of whether he does or not!. They have to cover themselves!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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