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Consultants' Corner
Volume 02 Issue 01

Service Animals and Allergies in the Workplace

From the desk of Linda Carter Batiste, J.D. and Tracie Saab, M.S.

Employers may be faced with difficult issues when the accommodation needs of one employee interfere with the accommodation needs of another employee. One such situation occurs when an employee is allergic to a service animal used by another employee. The following is a summary of accommodations that might meet the needs of both employees:

1. Eliminate in-person contact:

2. Minimize exposure if in-person contact cannot be eliminated:


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