Stalking can happen to anyone and we know abuse does not stop when the victims and perpetrators go to work. Many victims feel unsafe and unable to work. As an employer or manager would you know the signs, legal obligations and how to support a victim of stalking? When stalking arises in the workplace the relationship between victim and stalker is usually that of:

  • Employer-employee
  • Supervisor – employee
  • Co-worker
  • Service provider-customer
  • Current/former partner

Stalking can take place at work and includes:

  • unwanted calls
  • false complaints
  • sending gifts
  • visiting the workplace
  • sending excessive emails
  • monitoring behaviour
  • computer hacking
  • physical assault

Hollie Gazzard, Natalie Esack, Clare Bernal and Jane Clough were all stalked and murdered in their workplace.

A stalking policy is important for maintaining a safe environment at work. It is a legal requirement under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 that employers must ensure, so far as is reasonably practical, the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees. A failure to carry this out may expose the employer to liability and litigation

Paladin can help you with your policies, procedures and training. Please do get in touch: 020 3866 4107