Skip to comments.USMC Vet: Employer Won't Let Me Come to Work With PTSD Service Dog
Posted on 07/08/2017 7:00:17 AM PDT by KeyLargo
USMC Vet: Employer Won't Let Me Come to Work With PTSD Service Dog
A United States Marine Corps veteran who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder said his employer won't let him come to work with his service dog.
Yauncey Long said Cincinnati Bell, a Midwest telecomm company, refused to let him work in the company of his service dog, C4.
Long said he's gotten pushback from the company, including "unsatisfactory" responses from management, after he applied for reasonable accommodations.
He said he was sent home every day for a week without pay after he came to work with C4.
Long said the company treated C4 "as if it was an option" rather than an accommodation for a wounded Purple Heart recipient.
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Maybe Cincy Bell has a no guns or explosives on company property policy.
He named his PTSD dog after something that goes boom. Hmmmm.
There’s more to this story——makes no sense.
Hey, Marine Corps Vet,
There are other jobs.
I am a veteran too. If they don’t value you being there, you can’t force it.
Quit. Get a job where you and your service are appreciated. This isn’t a power game, you don’t get to control everything just because you are a vet with a purple heart.
Move on. Simple. The reason you have a job is to earn income. Not to force your will on your employer. If you don’t like it, there are other jobs. Get one.
I was confused as well. It took me a few secs to get it.
“C4” is plastic explosive.
While we are inclined to sympathize with the Vet, we are only getting one side of the story. Unfortunately, this ‘service’ dog thing has gotten a bit out of hand. Way too many people now need one for BS reasons and I see dogs in restaurants, doctor’s offices, etc. If I work in a computer chip clean room, can I bring my service Vietnamese pot-belly pig to work with me? BTW, I am a total dog lover so I have no animus towards canines.
His mind needs to focus 100% on his work for his employer, not his problem or his dog.
Animals for emotional support of the PTSD patient are not covered by the ADA.
I agree. If you can’t get your work done without a dog sitting next to you, you’re going to have to accept the fact that a lot of jobs and a lot of employers are simply going to be out of the question for you.
What is the dogs name?
Depends on the job.
I worked in pharmaceuticals. Had to wear double bunny suits at times. Even more critical in facilities that make pure silicon chips. A nurse in surgery. Even a butcher. Some places you simply cannot have animals present.
While I am sympathetic to PTSD, I have a serious problem with this Service Dog for emotional support thing.
The service dog thing has gone too far and I just don’t like having animals in places where they should not be. I go in to the office and it should be child and pet free.
I have no objection to the blind who use a guide dog, but that’s pretty much my limit for “service dogs”. Anything else, needs to be shut down.
Additionally, this guy's job is to perform residential installations. Is he to expect homeowners to be required to allow his mutt into their homes?
Some people, including employees, fear dogs.
“this service dog thing has gotten a bit out of hand”
I want federal law changed limiting their privileged use only to blind people, and only until 2025.
Technology can drive a car, detect red light settings, etc.
There was an incident involving a woman and a dog on an airplane on the ABC News recently.
Regardless of what specific tasks a service dog performs, once it can reliably perform at least one disability-mitigating task, it is considered a service dog, and the provisions of the ADA apply and need to be enforced. Any state or local law that attempts to countermand, or make more restrictive, any provision of the ADA is essentially unenforceable because when state or local laws do not align with federal law, federal law takes priority.
So it depends how the service dog is labeled.
The ADA goes on to provide examples of tasks that a service dog can perform, including calming a person with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack. And yet, service dogs for people with PTSD are often mislabeled as emotional support animals (ESAs), which are not covered by the ADA.