I have a small question regarding transport in shift based work over a certain time (say midnight).
My girlfriends shift in a pub finished last night around 12:30 as they had a new menu on and everybody needed to go in to taste it. She was fine getting to work but getting home was a massive issue for her, as her last bus was at 11:30PM.
Before going to work yesterday she rang up her manager about getting home, in which she responded "That isn't my issue". Eventually she was dropped off at another bus stop but had a 35 minute walk through a not very nice part of Nottingham (Broxtowe).
I remember when I worked in a pub our landlord would always get a taxi for people if they didn't have their own transport past a certain time.
I know the employee has a level of duty and care for the employees, does this include also getting home safely? If something bad did happen to her then surely the company would be held somewhat responsible? Or am I just leaving in a fairytale here?