ANIMALS IN THE WORKPLACE: PRACTICE POINTERS FOR EMPLOYERS
Employers who are evaluating a requested accommodation for assisted animals for disabled employees may deny the accommodation if they can, after engaging in the interactive process, establish any of the following:
• Providing the accommodation would create an undue hardship, considering
the employer’s size, budget, work type, workforce, and other factors;
• No reasonable accommodation would allow the applicant or employee to perform the essential functions of the position in question in a manner that would not endanger his or her health and safety, because the job inherently imposes an imminent and substantial degree of risk;
• No reasonable accommodation would allow the applicant or employee to perform the essential functions of the position in question in a manner that would not endanger the health or safety of others, because the job imposes an imminent and substantial degree of risk to others.
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