Workplace Violence: Preventing a Tragedy
Employers have long been required to provide reasonably safe workplaces for their employees. This duty exists in the common law and has been incorporated in occupational safety and health laws, which impose a "general duty" to provide workplaces that are free from recognized hazards of a serious nature.
This webinar will discuss potential civil and criminal penalties resulting from the failure to provide safe workplaces, as well as ways in which an employer can develop an effective workplace violence program.
Why you should attend: Violence in the workplace is a leading cause of workplace injuries and, especially for women, deaths. Employers who fail to maintain a safe and healthful workplace now face new concerns. Both high penalty producing strategies and criminal enforcement provisions in the occupational safety and health laws and general criminal laws are being used with increasing frequency. In addition, employers face claims from increasingly litigious employees, including claims related to workplace murder and mayhem.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who will benefit:
- Workplace Violence, an Overview
- Legal concerns
- Respondeat superior
- Duty to provide a safe workplace
- Worker's compensation
- Negligent hire/retention/supervision
- Antidiscrimination laws
- Restrictions on Preventative Measures
- What Employers Can Do
- Chief Human Resource Officers
- Senior Management Team
- HR Managers, Directors, and Administrators
- Employment Managers
- Loss Prevention professionals