Beaufort, SC asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for South Carolina

Q: work @ hotel front desk and boss will not exterminate the bed bugs and roaches in the office. Is that legal and

If I bring them home do i have to pay out of pocket for home extermination?

1 Lawyer Answer
Zach S. Naert
Zach S. Naert
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: This may be a claim that could be pursued as a Workers' Compensation Act claim if you are injured or become sick as a result of the bugs at your job. I am unsure, but I do not believe it is illegal to be a bad employer and fail to keep your employment premises bug free, so it may be a case where you want to look for another job.

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