Threats of violence at work - WHBU to go straight to the police?
redgoat · 18/07/2015 22:57
There is someone at my husband's work who is very unpleasant (to say the least) and has taken a real dislike to DH. He has threatened DH with violence before, saying things like he'll slash him.
He's kicked off again tonight saying he's going to "Do DH in", "Jump all over him", "Rearrange his face so he'll never be recognised again", and told DH that as he's on holiday next week, he's going to hang around and "get DH".
DH has reported this by phone to his local office. I've told him that he needs to complain in writing and that this is really enough. This guy makes everyone miserable and has been hauled over the coals before for this kind of thing.
WDHBU to go to the police too or should he give the bosses another chance to sort this first? (This has happened before, I genuinely think this guy is unstable.)
FabULouse · 18/07/2015 23:05
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cocobean2805 · 18/07/2015 23:44
I wouldn't hesitate to encourage you to write down an "incident report" of sorts. Who said what, time, place, if there were any witnesses to it, as much detail as possible. And then ring 101 and tell the police. If this was happening outside a night club, police would be called. It's threatening behaviour. I would send the write up to the bosses too and be very specific about it being unacceptable, especially in the work place. Your DH has a right to go to work and not be worried about being harassed verbally or physically.
redgoat · 19/07/2015 00:44
Thank you. I've helped him type it all up and we'll ring the police in the morning as DH is safe, there's no immediate threat so no need to stretch their resources at this time in the morning.
Thanks again for you advice. Just need to think of a closing sentence for his letter to the bosses.
redgoat · 19/07/2015 01:07
That's a good closing sentence but unfortunately we have already hit send. :) We ended with
"I have a right to be able to come to work without being verbally or physically attacked or having the worry of it.
I would like reassurance about how this matter will be dealt with as soon as possible."
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