Cleaning The Restroom At A Store Without Closing

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about cleaning restrooms while in use.

I’m writing this on behalf of my mother who works at a very well known store in the maintenance department. She’s going on three years working there. Earlier this week the maintenance crew was told that they can no longer close the restrooms when they go in to clean them. My mother feels extremely uncomfortable cleaning the men’s restroom when male customers are in there doing their business. She already spoke to two of her supervisors about the issue, but they tell her that she has to keep them open at all times even if she is in there cleaning them.

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