Are we responsible for property stolen from the staffroom?

Q: What obligation does an employer have when an employee’s personal property is stolen from the staffroom by an outsider?

A: There is no obligation on the employer in this situation. In some circumstances, the employer’s insurance may cover it but that is not common. The employee’s personal insurance would be more likely to cover it, if they have personal contents insurance.

Please note: The answer is correct at the time of publishing. Be aware that laws may change over time. 

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