Service animals can help people navigate the world physically, mentally, and emotionally. However, they can present some challenges and issues in the workplace. Here are a few things you need to know:
- Accommodation for service animals generally is covered by Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. As a result, private employers much make reasonable accommodations for workers with physical or mental impairments, except when there is an undue hardship.
- Employers should approach and consider service animals like they do any other reasonable accommodation.
- Besides dogs, the only other widely accepted service animal is the miniature horse. If, for whatever reason, you can’t accommodate this type of animal, your organization needs to find another way to accommodate the person’s needs.
- There is a blurring of the lines between service, therapy, and emotional support animals. In the end, a person attempting to enter your building with an … [Read more...] about (6/29) What To Know About Service Animals in the Workplace