When work makes you a target
It is estimated that 20% of all stalking victims have abusers who are someone they met in the workplace.
Employers have a duty of care to all their employees
- Employers have a legal obligation to provide employees with a safe workplace
- Enquire about existing policies and protocols for dealing with stalking incidents
- Work collaboratively with your manager and identify areas where you feel you are most vulnerable
- Document all incidents and keep all evidence. Include date time, where, when and the names and address of any witnesses
As companies need to encourage their employees to engage in online marketing via twitter and Facebook, they need to understand the risk that they may be associated with an online presences. The employer must take precautions to minimise the risk of cyberstalking due to a person's company online presences.
All companies should have social media guidelines for employees, educate employees on the warning signs and danger of online stalking, harassment or abuse. Take action at the first sign of online abuse.