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Sample Policy
Non-Employees and Pets in the Workplace

The Company fosters an environment of flexibility and openness. However, it also is concerned with security, liability, and health and safety issues for its employees. For this reason, we discourage employee's bringing in their children, pets, and other non-Company employees into the office for a full day. Of course, this does not mean we do not enjoy visitors from time to time.

Pets in the Workplace
The Company feels it is not appropriate to bring pets into the workplace, and thus, prohibits employees' from doing so.


  • With consideration of Health and Safety issues, pets can spur allergic reaction among co-workers, which can cause interruptions to their ability to work effectively.
  • Work is disrupted because of the need to take pets outside.
  • Some employees have a genuine fear of dogs, cats, etc., which needs to be respected.
  • Finally, there are concerns of liability for an organization should an employee be bitten or injured by a pet brought to work.

Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Contributed by Lisa A, Employers Forum member

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