Emotional support animals are not considered a service animal within the ADA definition.
ADA Title I prohibits discrimination in employment and requires reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. ADA Title III regulates public accommodations and requires public accommodations to be accessible to persons with a disability. ADA Title I and Title III may have different requirements and definitions. Employers who also operate a place of public accommodation need to be aware of their responsibilities under both Titles. ADA Title III (public accommodations) contains a limited definition of a service animal that is required to be allowed in most public places. This video reviews the definitions of service and support animals and discusses how to handle ADA service animals in the workplace.
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