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Service Animals in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

Get the necessary tools needed to comply with the ADA and avoid both bad press and costly claims from service animal situations.

Get the necessary tools to comply with the ADA and avoid both bad press and costly claims from service animal situations. Many employers are now confronting difficult ADA issues relating to service animals in the workplace. This topic will give you the information to know what animals qualify as service animals and how an employer can determine if an animal is really a service animal versus a comfort animal. It will also address if an employer must provide food, a relief area, someone to walk a service animal and breaks for walking. You will also learn when a service animal may be excluded from the workplace or certain areas and best practices if an employer is confronted by an employee request to bring a service animal to work and potential conflicts with other employees who are allergic to or afraid of dogs.

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What Is a Service Animal?

  • The Department of Justice Guidance
  • Can Animals Other Than Dogs Be Service Animals?
  • What Is the Difference, If Any, Between Companion, Assistive, Therapy, Comfort or Social/Therapy Animals and Service Animals?

How May an Employer Lawfully Determine If an Animal Is a Service Animal?

  • What Questions May an Employer Ask?
  • May an Employer Demand Documentation That an Animal Is a Service Animal?
  • Must Employers Permit Employees to Train Service Animals in the Workplace?

Workplace Issues Relating to Service Animals

  • Who Must Control a Service Animal?
  • What If the Service Animal Is Not House Broken or Barks Loudly and Often?
  • Must Employers Provide a Place for a Service Animal to Relieve Itself?
  • Must Employers Provide Break Time for an Employee to Take a Service Animal to Relieve Itself?
  • The Reasonable Accommodation Process and Service Animals?

What If Other Employees Are Allergic to or Afraid of Service Animals?

  • How Does an Employer Resolve Such Conflicts?
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Frank C. Morris, Jr.

Frank C. Morris, Jr.

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

  • Chair, employment law practice in Washington, D.C. and co-chair of the ADA and Public Accommodations Group for the national law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
  • Speaker on the ADA and employment law to the judicial conferences for the federal judges of Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits
  • Adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America and the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list and included in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore’s Top Rated Lawyers
  • Represents and counsels employers and public accommodations nationally in employment, labor, leave and disability matters
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 400864
Published 2017, 2018
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