Debra Friedman, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses service animals on SHRM. A word of caution: Employers generally are not permitted to disclose to others that an employee has a disability. "Accordingly, an employer should only state that the employee has an animal accompanying the employee to work and not to interact with the animal," said Debra. The employee with the service or comfort animal may choose to tell others the purpose of the animal but is not required to do so.
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