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Is requesting service dog papers is illegal ?

Is requesting service dog papers is illegal ?

Is requesting service dog papers is illegal ? Among the most common questions among dog breeders

The answer is yes, the fast response. Employees in a company are "not permitted to ask for any paperwork" for a service dog, according to the ADA.

The American Disability Act (ADA) prevents discrimination against individuals with disabilities by both government and private companies. This requires these companies to allow disabled individuals to take their service animals to their premises wherever clients are permitted to go. It is sometimes confusing if an animal is a pet or a service dog, and a company proprietor may want to ask for paperwork showing that it is a service dog, indeed. Is it legal? Absolutely. But it's not always going to assist.

No papers, no problem

It is simple for company owners and customers alike to be confused about the "service" status of an animal, particularly in companies with clear "no pets" policies. Service animals carry unique collars, harasses, or jackets, after all, some, but not all. Some of them, but not all of them, are licensed or certified and have qualifying documents.

Legally, you can ask if the animal is a dog service animal that is needed due to a disability. However, as a service animal does not require certification, papers can not be a condition for enabling the animal to enter. And if you were asking, individuals with disabilities are not needed to document their medical circumstances or disabilities. So while asking for service dog papers is legal, it doesn't happen.

Note, though, that animals of service are not pets. Businesses do not have to leave their policy of "no pets." But for service animals, they have to create exceptions.

No Service, Big Problem 

If for no justifiable reason, a company refuses to accept a service animal, the company violates the ADA. Reasons for justification include:

The conduct of the animal presents a direct danger to other people's health or safety Allowing a service animal in the company outcomes in a basic change in the nature of the company (such as a barking dog in a film)

The ADA, a federal law, trumps the laws of the local and state health departments. Therefore, unless the animal interferes with the company of the establishment or acts aggressively, companies must allow the service animal and its owner to enter any region of the company assumption that other customers may be without paying any additional charges.

It can be a costly error to refuse to allow access to a service animal. Parkchester South Condominium, Inc., proprietor of a New York City apartment complex, had a 30-year resident security guard issued a summons for having a service dog in violation of the ADA. Parkchester paid the tenant $15,000 in a settlement contract for emotional distress, the town $81,250 in penalties for willful violations of the NYC Human Rights Law, and a $10,000 penalty for violating an earlier settlement contract for a comparable event.

If you feel your company is essentially altered by having a service animal in your institution, contact a local government agency and program lawyer who can determine your belief's legality before any costly penalties are mounted.

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