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Jane Bates: nobody should have to tolerate violence in the workplace

When frontline NHS staff experience a personal attack in the line of duty, employers must deal with it rather than brush it under the carpet, says Jane Bates. 
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When frontline NHS staff experience a personal attack in the line of duty, employers must deal with it rather than brush it under the carpet, says Jane Bates

'No one should feel threatened in the workplace for simply doing their job,' said the newspaper report.

Finally, I thought, someone is taking notice of the issues faced by frontline NHS staff who experience a personal attack in the line of duty. But no. The story was about a sports reporter who came under fire from a football manager while on air.

The reporter was surrounded by a film crew, never mind thousands of spectators, and so was physically safe. Although the manager's words were unwise, they were hardly frightening or abusive, but this still

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