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Oct 30, 2018

Joanne Romero, a New York attorney in Goldberg Segalla’s Employment and Labor practice group, discusses the legal protections for people who rely on service and emotional support animals. She identifies the different levels of legal protection available depending on the classification of the animal. She also discusses the “do’s and dont's” for businesses accommodating people with service animals. In doing so, she explains the types of questions an organization can ask someone who claims to have a service animal. Joanne also describes how a business can handle competing interests, such as a person with allergies or conflicting health code regulations. In addition, Joanne identifies the types of insurance coverage that may be available for organizations accused of violating regulations applicable to service and emotional support animals.