Don't HR Alone #42 - Service Animals, and Medical Marijuana Terminations

July 20, 2017

 
 
Service Dog

 

Question: Our employee is a military veteran and was approved by his doctor to have a service dog with him at all times. He performs pest control for restaurants, and we are concerned the dog will not be allowed in the restaurants. Do we have to accommodate this request?

Answer:

Yes, you would need to accommodate the request for your employee to have a service dog with him at work. The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits restaurants from excluding service dogs from their premises. Therefore, if your employee enters a restaurant or other food service location, the service dog