I work at a cannabis dispensary, one of four under the Molly's Market, LLC family. We have had a rash of crime in the area lately, and several incidents have occurred in the employee parking area regarding damaged/stolen property. For months, many of the employees have asked for a guard and there concerns have been dismissed. On 9/18/2020 at around 11:20pm, at least 3 armed men came in and threatened me and the two other employees on shift at the time as they ransacked the store and ran off. I reached out to the owner about hiring another security guard regarding the recent NEED for security and was dismissed as if my concerns were idiotic. I have screenshots of the conversation with her. Do I have any legal recourse here? Is she obeying all the laws here? Any help would be appreciated, thank you.
This is not a privacy question. I will re-route it to employment law. I find it strange that you seem to think that you can tell some one how to run their company. They can run their company any way they want (with some legal restrictions.) If you do not like the way they run their company, you do not have to work there.
This answer is not intended to be a substitute for personalized legal advice. I have presented only an overview of the legal issues. There are many nuances and some exceptions to general legal principles. Real problems are very fact based.. If you have a specific legal problem, you should consult an attorney.
Employees have a right to expect a safe work area. This question involves both employment law and premise liability. Due to the nature of the business, it is precarious in both transactions and interactions wit the company. In the facts you presented, your request and those of others to incur at its expense, safety measures such as a security guard or better lighting does not seem unreasonable. Make the request in writing so that you have a paper trail. Stay safe.
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