Today39s fitness facility operators could find themselves dealing with liability issues beyond injuries Legal experts suggest creating policies about certain hotbutton issues and educating your staff about those policies Photo by Thinkstock

Today's fitness facility operators could find themselves dealing with liability issues beyond injuries. Legal experts suggest creating policies about certain hot-button issues and educating your staff about those policies. (Photo by Thinkstock.)

Hot Button Issues Could Create Legal Liabilities for Unprepared Health Club Owners

The changing landscape in America may mean that health club operators will face gender and religious situations that they have yet to create a policy about, leaving them open to lawsuits.  

The case of Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to provide marriage licenses to same-sex couples, may seem like an issue far removed from the health club industry, but the fitness industry has faced situations in the past few years involving transgendered people, breast-feeding and religious expression inside their walls that may have left some unsure of how to respond.

The American landscape is changing. More Americans say they support same-sex marriage and other c

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