E086 Stalked on the Job: When You Feel Unsafe at Work
When we think of risks at work, rarely do we think of crime and violence. And yet, murder is the number one cause of death for women in the workplace, and one of the leading causes for men. Of those, more than one in eight murders occurs at the hands of a stalker. While most companies are well down the road with sexual harassment policies, workplace violence is a relatively new problem, one that U.S. executives from Fortune 1000 companies said was their number one employee concern.
Avoiding workplace violence perpetrated by an outside stalker is a challenge to the employer for several reasons. First, stalking is a serious crime and a significant risk, one that some companies aren’t equipped to handle. A few companies still consider the issue to be a personal one, no different than marital problems and late mortgage payments. So, if you are being stalked, the first thing you need to understand is whether or not your employer has policies, plans, or resources to help, especially if you are concerned for your safety on the job. . . .
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