Q: Our office was closed due to mold but we were told it was for maintenance. Should they have told us the truth?
I have asthma and we were never told the truth about the mold. A few years ago we had a sewer problem, and another employee took pictures of the mold. I feel we should have been informed as this can affect people’s health.
A: Your employer should have advised all employees if there was exposure to a toxic amount of mold. Whether or not this amounts to a valid workers compensation claim would depend on particular state law and usually there is a requirement that the exposed individual be injured by the exposure.
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