Safety in the Workplace for Pharmacists?

For pharmacists, a rash of new robberies and various killings around the country has made the profession more unsafe than it had been viewed in the past. Some areas have experienced more violence than others, including Long Island where 6 people have been killed recently in pharmacy robberies. As the potential danger for pharmacists grows, many pharmacies have reacted either by not carrying drugs frequently requested by the demographic of people they suspect will attempt to rob their pharmacy, adding additional surveillance or even purchasing guns for protection.

But all of this begs the question: how safe is safe enough for employees under the law? Although that question has not been answered in the context of pharmacists and the recent increase in robbery violence, many employers are taking seemingly necessary precautions in order to protect themselves and their employees. Follow the story as it develops here.

Do you feel your workplace is unsafe? Have you complained to your employer about the unsafe conditions but the situation has not changed? Contact an attorney today.