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Workplace Violence

How Workplace Violence Prevention Programs Could Have Saved my Aunt, and Thousands of Others

The Heller School | Posted 05.24.2016 | Crime
The Heller School

By Wendy Gutierrez When I was 18 years old, my parents came into my room and told me that my aunt, who still lived in Cuba, had died. She was my fat...

When Domestic Violence Becomes A Workplace Issue

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.22.2016 | Business

The two deaths came in quick succession, shocking the close-knit community of health care workers at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Cen...

When Terror Clocks in to Work

Brian E. Finch | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business
Brian E. Finch

This post was co-authored by Brian Finch and Joseph P. Mastrosimone. The facts that the recent terror strike in San Bernardino, Calif., occurred at ...

Forget Terrorists; Guns are Terrorizing America

Barclay Bram | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Barclay Bram

Patrick Sherrill was unaware, as he killed 14 of his co-workers, that he was entering the lexicon. On August 20th, 1980, he walked into the Edmond, Ok...

Gun-Crazed Nation

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.29.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"We're Number 1!" (We must be so proud...)

An Employee Who Threatened to Kill Supervisors Prior to Psychological Treatment May Be Fired

Brad Reid | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

An employee who made multiple threats of violence against supervisors prior to psychological treatment is not protected from firing by the Americans W...

Businesses Must Take a Stand Against Gender-Based Violence

Liz Shuler | Posted 02.09.2015 | Women
Liz Shuler

We need more than just lip service to women's rights. We need tangible, concrete measures designed to address gender-based violence in the workplace. Ensuring that women have access to jobs with decent pay and safe working conditions is critical to building a just and equal society.

Does an Employee's Right of Self-Defense Override an Employer's Workplace Rules?

Brad Reid | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

Wal-Mart employees allegedly violated company rules prohibiting them from approaching a criminal suspect possessing a weapon and also requiring the em...

Workplace Domestic Violence Legal Standards Continue to Develop

Brad Reid | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

A restraining order has been a traditional legal tool in domestic violence situations. However, the restraining order alone (printed on paper) will not physically protect an individual from a determined assailant.

Violence in the Workplace: It's Never a Woman

David Macaray | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business
David Macaray

A true story. While I was president of a labor union, one of our Executive Board members ("Fred") brought in a newspaper article about an employee who...

WATCH: Woman Allegedly Opens Fire On Supervisor

Posted 12.06.2012 | Miami

A woman is in custody after she allegedly opened fire on a colleague outside their workplace. Guadelupe Hernandez, 59, is being held for questionin...

Engaged Leadership's Role in Workplace Violence Prevention

Bill Whitmore | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business
Bill Whitmore

Are we needlessly worried about potential violence at work or do we have genuine reason to be concerned? There's a direct connection between engaged leadership, workplace security and organizational success, regardless of your product or service.

Wage Theft, Sexual Harassment and Workplace Violence; The Troubling Reality of Many Latina and Immigrant Workers

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 03.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

We stand with Latinas across the nation to ensure that their labor, human and civil rights are fully respected because an injury to one is an injury to all.

The Broad Spectrum of Workplace Violence

Bill Whitmore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Whitmore

While news coverage of workplace shooting incidents defines the public consciousness of what "workplace violence" is, the true definition of workplace violence is far broader.

When Victims of Discrimination Take Matters Into Their Own Hands

Natalie Holder-Winfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Natalie Holder-Winfield

As an employment lawyer who conducts compliance training, I know that some companies view diversity, anti-discrimination, and harassment training as a frill.

In Le Murder Case Arrest, They Blame Workplace Violence

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

Workplace violence, including the bank robbery-motivated stalking, kidnapping and 14 hour hostage ordeal my daughter and I survived, makes up 18 percent of all violent crimes.