Question: to Ask the Workplace Doctors about pests in the work area: I would also like to know my rights as a pregnant employee on paid leave until this is sorted out!
I am 22 weeks pregnant and there have recently been an infestation of mice at work. There were over twenty traps put down and each of them were touched every week since September. Yesterday the exterminator came in to check the traps and none of them had been touched so therefore we were advised there were no longer any mice. A few hours after this there was a rat spotted near the kitchen of our office by four members of staff so obviously now we have a rat problem. Is it safe for me to be working in that environment while being pregnant? We have been advised by management to wipe our desks down daily with disinfectant wipes. I personally still don’t feel this is an efficient enough measure to protect us from their droppings etc.. I would also like to know my rights as a pregnant employee on paid leave until this is sorted out!