Did You Know You Can Bring Your Emotional Support Animal To Work?
Recently, according to a Nolo report, California law, specifically the Fair Employment and Housing (FEHA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has been telling employers to allow their disabled employees to bring Emotional Support Animals or Service dogs to work with them so they can cope with their disability or high stress. According to National Law Review, this particular law applies to employers who employ five or more employees and this is currently only allowed in the state of California; no other state has allowed this, yet. However, employees can do this as long as the ESA or service dog doesn’t have any of the following:
1 ) any odors and is well-kempt
2) isn’t riddled with fleas or any other pests
3) doesn’t any diseases and is vaccinated
4) if it isn’t too big and won’t endanger anyone nearby
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