The ADA states:

“Under the ADA, State and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public generally must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go. For example, in a hospital it would be inappropriate to exclude a service animal from areas such as patient rooms, clinics, cafeterias, or examination rooms. However, it may be appropriate to exclude a service animal from operating rooms or burn units where the animal’s presence may compromise a sterile environment.” A bar is certainly not a sterile environment. Now, the dog should not be able to go in the back where they cook food. This is not an area the general public would normally go. But the dog should have been allowed to accompany his handler to sit down in the bar. If this animal was a nuance then workers can ask the service animal to leave. The law is also very clear and states “service animals must be under control”.

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