Assistance dog owners have rights of access into businesses with their dogs. The Equality and Human Rights Commission have produced an updated guide to help businesses understand what they can do to meet their legal duties under the Equality Act 2010 regarding assistance dogs.
If you offer a service to the public, whether for money or not, whether you are a private business or a public service, this guide is for you.
If your business is in the tourism industry, see our guide Take the lead: a guide to welcoming customers with assistance dogs.
You can download the guide free from their website by clicking here.
It is worth all business owners and employees having a look at this to ensure that they understand the laws regarding assistance dogs.
Assistance dogs are not just guide dogs. There are dogs for helping someone with hearing, helping disabled people and helping people with medical conditions.
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