The Justice Department reached an agreement under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with The Place of Antiques in St. Regis, Montana to resolve a complaint under title III of the ADA. The Department’s investigation substantiated the complaint that staff at The Place of Antiques asked a veteran who uses a service dog to leave because no dogs are allowed in the store. Public accommodations such as The Place of Antiques must permit individuals who use service dogs, including veterans with disabilities who use service dogs for disabilities including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, or mobility disabilities, into their establishments.
The settlement agreement requires The Place of Antiques to adopt and implement a service dog policy consistent with the ADA; provide training on the service dog policy to employees and managers; and post the service dog policy in its shop and on social media for the shop. The Place of Antiques cooperated with the Department throughout the investigation.
People interested in finding out more about the ADA or this agreement may access the ADA website at https://www.ada.gov/infoline.htm or call the toll-free ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301 or 1-800-514-0383 (TDD).