There is a large black spider located above my desk location. I am terribly afraid of spiders, to the point where I can't work without being afraid of it jumping down and if I lose sight of it then I am definitely unable to stay at this desk.
Does the employer have an obligation to get rid of it for me or to make my area of work free of such creatures? If not, what is the way to go about it?
I can't kill it myself as I am likely to scream and/or drop the hoover onto my laptop or screen. It is an open office.
My question - who to ask, how to ask and on what basis?