This course on workplace violence seeks to help employees understand the motivations that trigger violence in the workplace and to prevent workplace violence from occurring. Violence can happen in any type of workplace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the US, 10% of the 5,071 work-related deaths in 2008 were attributable to homicide, and 6% to other types of assault and violent acts (US Department of Labor, 2009). While this is certainly troubling, the incidence of workplace deaths attributable to violence is just a small percentage of the violence that occurs in US workplaces. The majority of violent incidents that managers and employees deal with on a daily basis consist of assault, domestic violence, stalking, bullying, robbery, and harassment of all types, including sexual harassment. This course will enable all employees to recognize the early warning signs of impending workplace violence, and the actions they can take to prevent and reduce workplace violence. This SkillSoft product has been reviewed by the Employment Practice Group of Burr & Forman LLP. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not intended to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.
All employees including managers, human resource professionals, and all employees responsible for understanding and implementing workplace policies