Legal EaglesMore employers are making accommodations to bring your dog to work these days. Take Your Dog To Work Day has blossomed in popularity. The law office is a place that it's becoming common to bring your dogs with you for the day. Some law offices do it every day.
A Valid ArgumentSince lawyers work long hours, many have found that bringing their dogs into the office is a great benefit. Not only does it boost morale, the lawyers don't have to worry about being away from them so long and the dog's presence helps keep their stress levels down. Since many lawyers are self-employed, there have been some who have negotiated allowing their dogs to be at the office as part of their lease.
The effects of this have been positive all around. It gives clients a welcoming environment, especially with stressful cases like divorce or bankruptcy. Dogs have a non-judgmental presence which eases any anxiety they may have. Many clients look forward to seeing the dog and some will even bring a treat or toy.
The VerdictFor a stressful work environment such as a law office, dogs are extremely helpful. As long as the pets are well-behaved and allergy sufferers are not affected, I believe this will probably become more of the norm in the future. This year, Take Your Dog To Work Day is on Friday, June 25th. Since 1996 in the UK and 1999 in the US, this day has become more popular in the workplace.
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