If the employer fails to provide the store with increased security after a robbery can they be held liable for not providing a safe working environment? According to a friend who works at a well known store, there was an attempted robbery where they where pistol whipping people and a takeover style robbery where employees were tied and put a dire situation. After this incident, even just working here can pose a serious life risk if it were to happen again. An even more risk if the company failed to provide increased security not only for the store, customers, but also it's valuable employees!
Does the company have the right to not provide additional security presence and not take any proactive measures to provide a safe working environment? Or can the be held liable if they don't?
Employment / Labor Attorney
If you are injured in the workplace while carrying out your duties, even if the cause of the injury is the employer's negligence, your exclusive remedy will be filing a workers compensation claim - nothing more.
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Neil laid it out with great precision.
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