Connecticut law requires employers to protect employees

Health care employers must make sure their workers are safe from office violence

Workplace violence isn’t just for the U.S. Postal Service anymore. Connecticut health care employers will now be required by law to protect their employees from office aggression.

Signed into law July 13 by Governor Dan Malloy, all health care employers with 50 or more part- or full-time employees must develop and implement plans, policies and training programs intended to inhibit and respond to workplace violence. Public Act No, 11-175 also mandates that by October 1, employers must set up and begin an ongoing workplace safety committee, comprised of a minimum of 50 percent non-management employees, and conduct an annual work violence risk assessment.

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