Workplace Word - Is Your Miniature Horse Needed Because of a Disability?
by Karl O. Riley
Key topics in this issue of the Workplace Word include:
Only dogs and miniature horses are qualified to be service animals under the ADA.
A service animal is allowed everywhere the public is allowed, even if pets are not allowed, unless the service animal: (1) interferes with a legitimate safety requirement of the facility; (2) is not housebroken; or (3) is out of control and the owner cannot control it.
You cannot isolate or treat less favorably people who use service animals.
An emotional support animal is not a service animal under the ADA.
Other state and federal laws may define a service animal more broadly than the ADA.