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FAQ's: Service Animals v. Emotional Support Animals in Massachusetts

Here is a sampling of the most frequently asked questions about service animals v.ESA.jpg emotional support animals in Massachusetts:

When Is a Transfer a Reasonable Accommodation in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts G.L. ch. 151B is the state statute that prohibits discriminationDisability 4.jpg based on disability, and the interpretation of that statute sometimes differs from the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). One area where the two statutes diverge is an employer's obligation to transfer an employee to a vacant position.

How Massachusetts Employers Stay Compliant with the ADA

Massachusetts employees are filing complaints under the American Disability ActADA 1.jpg (ADA) with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in record numbers, with over 28,000 complaints filed in 2016, garnering monetary benefits of $131 million.

Who's Responsible for Providing Disability-Related Workplace Accommodations to Massachusetts Temporary Employees?

Many Massachusetts businesses use temporary workers placed by staffingDisabled.jpg agencies. But who is responsible when a temporary worker requests a disability accommodation? The staffing agency and the business could both be responsible if they are acting as "joint employers" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Service, Emotional Support, and Assistance Animals: Rights Under Massachusetts Fair Housing Laws

Landlords in Massachusetts may be obligated to modify their "no pets" policies toDog 2.jpg allow a resident to keep an animal that does not meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) definition of "service animal." This post will clarify the status of other types of animals that may assist individuals with disabilities, such as emotional support/companion animals, and their status under Massachusetts Fair Housing laws.

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