Not so fast!!!!
"....Employers MUST conduct a risk assessment if there is interaction between employees and persons other than co-workers that might lead to threats or assaults"...
Nice and vague, isn't it? How do you conduct an assessment if you don't know a risk exists? Don't hire girls with biker boyfriends? Don't hire girls without having a criminal and mental checkup of their boyfriends/spouses? Bug the poor girls every day on how their relationship is going?
But wait! There's more
"If you learn of a domestic violence situation that puts your workplace at risk, you MUST assess the risk and how best to protect your employees".
'course, the only safe way to cover your butt is to have a security guard at the door, a'la bank,or to have a two-door and two-buzzer system a'la jewelry store. If a jilted lover ever comes into your workplace, you're hooped, and you can't plead ignorance.
Because both Worksafe and the Labour board operate on: "The onus is on the employer"
See, in Canada and US you are innocent until proven guilty, in Mexico, you are guilty until proven innocent. In B.C. an employer HAS TO BE assumed guilty of any claim against him, until the employer proves his own innocence at his own cost--and with no chance on compensation or apology. The onus is on the employer.
It is very racist and the gov't dept's exist only to lay blame with the employer, they're not after the truth or fairness. Wait a sec, they also exist to fine, a good secondary source of income.........