The first step is to let the employer know that you would like to request that your assistance animal accompany you in your workplace as a reasonable accommodation for your disability. It is best to do this in writing so that you have evidence of how and when you made your request.
There is no specific way that the request has to be made; the law does not require that it be in writing or that you use particular language. However, we have had an attorney prepare a template you can use for a general request.
You can download this template for a Workplace Accommodation Request as a PD from our online class.
Remember that the ADA requires that employers make reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities unless it results in undue hardship.
Are you an owner of an assistance animal?
The Service Animal Registry of California invites you to have your assistance animal registered in order to designate its status. We also encourage you to take our online classes so you can be fully aware of your rights and gain more knowledge about your support animal.
Finally, we present to you our book entitled, “ASSISTANCE ANIMAL LAWS: LEARN YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING SERVICE ANIMALS, EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS, THERAPY PETS, AND OTHER DOGS, CATS, AND ASSISTANCE ANIMALS” to provide you with a complete education on assistance animals.
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