Protecting Scottish shop workers from abuse

New legislation has been passed to protect Scottish shop workers from abuse from customers.

The Protection of Workers Bill will make it a new specific offence to assault, abuse or threaten staff.

Incidents involving an age-restricted product, such as alcohol or cigarettes, could be treated more seriously.

The new legislation will also cover people working in bars, restaurants and hotels, and those delivering items bought online who may have to ask for proof of age.

Source: BBC News