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Assaults on Retail Workers

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 28th November 2019.

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Photo of Jamie Hepburn Jamie Hepburn Scottish National Party

Retail workers play an important role in our communities and it is right that they have legal protection as they go about their work. In 2019-20, the Scottish Government provided financial support to the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, which, among other matters, provides support to businesses to keep their staff safe while at work. Anyone assaulting a retail worker can be dealt with under existing criminal offences, with penalties all the way up to life imprisonment available to the courts.