Protecting Yourself and Preventing Workplace Violence
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What is Workplace Violence?
"Certainly the courts state that violence means and includes activity
such as the forcible, fraudulent, criminal, knowingly wrongful,
discriminatory, retaliatory, illegal, violations of public policy, and
unlawful termination, firing or any other false pretext for ending your
employment". From the book "Defending Your Employee
The Black's Law, American College, and Random House dictionaries along
with the court citations below* define VIOLENCE as:
Workplace violence and abuse by the employer, a manager, supervisor, or co-worker is not much different than DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. It is not to be accepted or tolerated and you are legally protected from it.
Workplace Violence is an abuse of POWER and CONTROL and it can
What do you do about it?
In the WORKPLACE some very special situtaions arise such as the employer is liable if they know or are aware of such violence or there is any history of such violence and the employer fails to act in a manner that will eliminate violence and the dange associated with it then they become liable for ANY injury. You must know how to report, recognize and document it in the event you are a victim. Employers may be sued into the millions of dollars from injuries resulting in injuries to employees. See "Defending Your Employee Rights" page.
If you feel threatened, document it by gathering all the evidence and witnesses and then report it to police to protect yourself. There is unfortunately a corporate mind set that will terminate both the person comitting the violence and often the person reporting as they do not wish to deal with it - that is a civil rights violation and you are protected. Always report to police any threat of injury so to protect yourself and to document it .Tell your family and friends to protect yourself from any future denial. There is no need for anyone to work under the threat of injury or death. Your employer must protect you but they can only do so if you inform them. You must inform them.
Understand the law. Contact the Police and Consult an attorney if you are a victim of this type of violence. Do not tolerate it!
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