Labor: Violence in the workplace can happen to you

Tips for preventing and addressing workplace violence

In this time of continuing economic uncertainty, and in the wake of horrific public shooting incidents, employers should develop workplace-specific policies and procedures to address, and reduce, the threat of workplace violence. With recent data showing that workplace violence impacts at least 2 million U.S. workers per year and costs U.S. businesses nearly $36 billion dollars annually, workplace violence is an issue that demands employers’ attention.

Employer’s Duty to Prevent Violence

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Gray Mateo-Harris

Gray I. Mateo-Harris is an attorney in Neal, Gerber and Eisenberg’s Labor & Employment Practice Group.  Her experience includes counseling employers on...

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William J. Tarnow

William J. Tarnow II is chair of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg’s Labor & Employment Practice Group and represents and counsels companies and management...

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