An Airline flight attendant posted a tearful video on TikTok describing how an unruly passenger chased her out of the airport parking lot and followed her home.
The safety and well-being of employees is of paramount importance and a duty that all employers must address.
Workplace violence tends to be far more prevalent in occupations that involve prolonged interaction with the general public, especially within confined spaces. An example of this would be staff working in public transport services; road, rail, air and sea.
Beyond the confines of the workplace, employers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their employees during their daily commutes from home to work and back home.
Read the article here - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/flight-attendant-chased-home-irate-30571438#
Once you have read the article, I would ask you to consider the following question:
“was the purpose of her journey linked to a workplace activity?”
An employer’s duty of care goes outside of the physical workspace.
Employers should provide information and instructions to their employees, equipping them with the knowledge and understanding of actions they can take to avoid or manage potential risks whilst travelling back and forth across community areas.
What policies, procedures or measures do you have in place should you find yourself feeling concerned or vulnerable by the presence of someone following/appearing to be following you, to or from work/home?
PS – I trust the lady in the video is receiving the right support from work.
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