I work as a cashier in electronics at a retail store. To make a long story short I was threatened along the lines of him asking what time I was off and that he would be waiting outside for me. He said this after pocketing a tablet I was ringing up for him. He stole other items as well but the tablet being the most expensive. He left and I immediately informed my supervisor and loss prevention(secruity). Later that same man came back trying to steal a phone. He took the tagged phone to the front. At this time I felt it was over but I saw him coming back I decided to just leave. I went to the back and called a manager to see if the police were coming. They informed me that no they didn't even call them. I ended up having to call them myself
If you have fully expressed (and ideally documented) your concerns over your personal safety to your employer (as opposed to just reporting the stolen items), then your employer could be liable for failing to take adequate steps to protect you or for maintaing an unsafe environment should you be forced to resign out of fear for your safety. You should discuss your situation with an employment attorney who could better advise you after hearing all of the facts.
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