Employer’s Duty to Protect Workers from Violence

by | Nov 25, 2023 | Personal Injury

In a distressing incident at the Robinson Inn in Robinson, Texas, a 54-year-old man, Rickey Charles Wiggins, has been arrested for assaulting a 66-year-old hotel employee. This incident highlights the urgent need for awareness and intervention in situations involving elder abuse, particularly in the workplace.

The assault occurred on September 25, 2023 at the Robinson Inn, located at 1167 Sun Valley Boulevard. Robinson Police responded to the scene at approximately 6:18 p.m. following a report of an assault. According to the arrest affidavit, the elderly victim was in an elevator when Wiggins allegedly entered, began yelling, cursing, and subsequently assaulting the victim. Following an investigation, which included similar accounts from the victim and a witness, Wiggins was arrested and charged with injury to the elderly. He was then transported to the McLennan County Jail.

This incident brings to light the legal responsibilities property owners have to protect their employees. Employers must ensure a safe work environment and may be held liable if they fail to take reasonable steps to prevent such incidents.

The experienced and aggressive attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one sustained an injury as a result of a physical assault. There are strict and short time limits on bringing claims, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your rights.