I think that it is unfair that as a shop employee I can be held personally accountable for selling alcohol to anyone under the age of 18. Also that trading standards have been known to send people into the shop where I work that look well over the age of 18.

Currently we can pay an on-the-spot fine or take the matter to court. If we take the matter to court you may be issued with a £1,000 fine and a Criminal Record.

I believe that it should always be the business that it held responsible, or that the appeals process should be made fairer on shop-workers. I am law abiding I have 3 jobs and I don't have the choice of what department to work on in my Supermarket. I am a checkout worker and think that this is one of the more un-fair laws that exist.

I challenge when I think an individual looks under the age of 25, however even that is sometimes hard to determine and when you ask someone there age and it turns out their 30 then the situation can turn intimidating.

So please think about the people that sell you your weekly shopping and are put under this additional appeals process pressure and change it.

Why is this idea important?

Well I think my idea is important because at the end of the day people don't always have a choice in what they do. I have to sell alcohol whether I like it or not, a lot of parents clearly buy alcohol for their underage children which I am clearly unable to prevent. So why are trading standards allowed to target us individually? Let's stop this now and make the appeals process easier without the £1,000 fine or Criminal Record.

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