Workplace Violence – Strategies to Prevent and Respond
Please join us for our Monthly Lunch program on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Roxana Verano, Esq. and Rafael Jorge will provide a thorough examination of what an Employer needs to do in the event of workplace violence and several tips on what mistakes to avoid.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), “Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. It can affect and involve employees, clients, customers and visitors.
Homicide is currently the fourth-leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), of the 4,547 fatal workplace injuries that occurred in the United States in 2010, 506 were workplace homicides. Homicide is the leading cause of death for women in the workplace. Nearly 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence each year. Unfortunately, many more cases go unreported. The truth is, workplace violence can strike anywhere, anytime, and no one is immune. “ So, what can responsible employers do about this?
During this lunch meeting, Roxana and Rafael provide a thorough examination of what an Employer needs to do in the event of workplace violence and several tips on what mistakes to avoid. Employers and Managers will learn …..
- How Background Checks can be used to avoid workplace violence.
- Consequences of FCRA violations regarding employment background checks.
- Compliance with Pre-Adverse and Adverse Letters.
- Background Forms and Compliance with Calif. Guidelines.
- The Employers Potential Liability.
- How to obtain temporary Restraining Orders.
- How to Obtain a Permanent Injunction.
- A comprehensive drug and Alcohol Policy.
- The workplace Violence Safety Act.