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4 Tips For Handling Requests For Animals In The Workplace

Law360 (November 12, 2019, 9:57 AM EST) -- With a growing number of employees asking to bring service or emotional support animals to work, businesses can be caught between a rock and a hard place if they can't accommodate the requests or if the animals cause other workers to feel uncomfortable.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act — which requires businesses to make reasonable accommodations for workers with disabilities — employees and job seekers can ask employers to allow them to use service or emotional support animals, which are most often dogs.

And workers are making those requests in increasing numbers, according to Littler Mendelson PC shareholder Peter Petesch....

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