Zachary Duffly

Zachary Duffly is an attorney residing in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall), Zack's work focuses on disability rights and discrimination. Prior to writing for Nolo, Zack was the Initiative for Public Interest Law at Yale Fellow at Disability Rights Advocates in Berkeley, California. Zack has also previously worked as a health care provider, counselor, and administrator.

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Articles By Zachary Duffly

California Laws on Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals in the Workplace
Many California employers need to allow service dogs and emotional support animals in the workplace unless it would create an undue hardship.
California Laws on Psychiatric Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals in Public Places
California law allows persons with disabilities to bring trained service dogs and psychiatric service dogs, but not emotional support animals, to all public places.
Psychiatric Service Dogs & Emotional Support Animals: Access to Public Places & Other Settings
Psychiatric service dogs are allowed in most public places, while emotional support animals are not.
When California Landlords Must Allow Tenants to Have Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals
California landlords must make "reasonable accommodations" when an individual with a disability needs an assistance animal. Learn what the law considers to be an assistance animal and what it means to make a "reasonable accommodation."
Testing Accommodation for Children With Disabilities
Federal laws promise children with learning disabilities access to special education services, including testing accommodations.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons' Right to Effective Communication in Health Care Settings
Federal law requires health care facilities to provide information and services in a way that deaf and hard of hearing individuals can access and understand.
Blind and Low Vision Persons' Right to Health Care Information in Alternative Formats
Federal laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, prohibit health care providers from discriminating against people on the basis of disability. If you are blind or have low vision, this means that, among other things, you have a right to receive health care information in “alternative formats” that you can read.