In the state of New York, a new law was passed to order to provide better protection for employees who are prone to assault. The bill that has been signed into a law by Governor Andrew Cuomo elevates assault on certain public workers from misdemeanor to felony. The public workers who will be affected include utility workers, cleaners of stations and terminals and process servers, the court employees who are required to serve summonses and warrants to those who are involved in legal cases.
Several laws have been enacted into order to provide extra protection for other employee groups that include transit workers, emergency medical service providers and emergency medical service technicians. The bill was sponsored by State Senator William Larkin after a utility worker contacted him when he was violently attacked during the performance of his job.
Public workers are vital to the operations of most institutions in the New York state; however, these workers have become easy targets for aggression and assaults. News on the bill signing was received well by public workers. For example, when a utility worker enters a home alone, he is exposed to possible assault or harassment. Cleaners of subways and transportation facilities are exposed to many dangerous situations particularly when they work alone.
Process servers who are assigned to deliver warrants and summonses to defendants on a legal case are usually threatened if not assaulted while on the job. The law also aims to protect process servers from defendants who unleash or fail to control an animal to prevent a process serving or to retaliate against the individual.
No employee must work facing a threat of assault that is why legislation aims to ensure that the hardworking and dedicated workforce of the state of New York is given the proper protection under law.
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