Does my employer have to provide a pet dander/hair/urine free company semi-truck?
Question Details: My employer issued me a company truck. It was not cleaned or detailed like the other new employees got. Cats had been in it. Cat hair, grease, stains and ammonia smell has made me itchy with rash, bleeding from scratching watery eyes, and burning nose/throat. I was told bring the truck back for a different one. It's not normal for zero cleaning. Can I be fired for reporting allergic reactions, saying I may need an attorney? Does employer have a duty to provide a sanitary truck to operate and live in?
No, they do not have to do this. There is no legal requirement to clean trucks or other company vehicles or facilities before employees use them. That you may be allergic to, for example, cats or cat hair or dander is not your empoyer's reponsiblity.
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