What legal protections are provided to individuals with service dogs?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals with disabilities. As such, employers need to consider the organization's obligations under the ADA when deciding if there is a legal duty to allow a service dog to accompany an individual, even if the standard practice is to prohibit animals on premises. There are three separate parts of the ADA addressing different areas in which qualified individuals with disabilities could be discriminated.

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