Assistive Animals as an Accommodation

One potential reasonable accommodation is allowing applicants or employees to bring assistive animals to the work site.1 An assistive animal is an animal necessary as a reasonable accommodation for a person with a disability and may include a:2

  • Guide dog trained for the blind or visually impaired
  • Signal dog trained for the deaf or hearing impaired
  • Service dog or other animal individually trained to the requirements of a person with a disability
  • Support dog or other support animal

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