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NE Portland Apartment pays $75,000 BOLI Settlement

Landlord declined accommodation for a disabled child’s companion dog

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) has concluded a settlement of unlawful discrimination charges against Fantasy Apartments (now Skylark Apartments) in Northeast Portland. BOLI’s formal charges against the owners and operators alleged that when the mother of a nine-year-old boy with depression and anxiety disorders sought to obtain a companion animal, following a doctor’s recommendation, she was told she could move to another of the respondents’ properties with her son and foster son.

The recent settlement agreement includes a $75,000 monetary payment as well as policy revisions, training for the respondents’ staff and ongoing monitoring by the state Civil Rights Division at BOLI.

Read the FULL ARTICLE from the Cascade Business News.