Searching for jobs is already hard in this competitive world. To add to that, interviewers dismiss candidates if they are given even the slightest bit of excuse to do so. But what if you are someone with the skills and a mental disability at the same time? Considering the current hiring trends, how will have an emotional support animal when looking for a job affect your odds?
Here are a few factors to consider before losing any hope of finding a good job and having an ESA. A quick tip now – it won’t!
Can an employer ask if I have an Emotional Support Animal?
While searching for a job, no one may ask you if you have an emotional support animal.
Moreover, there is no registry that lists that you are currently living with an emotional support animal. This makes it almost impossible for them to know if you have one or not. Thus having an emotional support animal when looking for a job shouldn’t pose a problem at all.
Companies and employer cannot ask about your medical history when interviewing your for a job. Your medical history is your private information and does not have to be shared with anyone. If you suffer from a mental illness, you are not required to bring up this information to a prospective employer.
Should I take my Emotional Support Animal to work?
The real answer is “it depends”.
Emotional support animals are not given the same freedoms and privileges that service animals have. However, they do have special access rights to flights or public housing facilities where they otherwise wouldn’t be allowed. To qualify for an ESA letter, please click on the link below and a therapist will be in touch with you directly –