Workplace violence can take place in different forms. The more common variety of workplace violence is more or less the hazards of the job. Healthcare workers and emergency medical workers often face abuse. some of it is physical, but most of it is verbal abuse from ailing and often drugged out patients. Taxi drivers, retail clerks, and others having to deal face to face with the public are subjected to robberies and battery, sometimes murder. Law enforcement and…Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on February 28, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
This is one of those stories where it can be seen either as a sad commentary on urban America or a hopeful spot in the American job market. The Newark, New Jersey City Government approved a new law requiring small restaurants in the city to have an armed guard on the premises, during the evening hours. This comes in the wake of a drive-by shooting at a Newark restaurant where an off-duty police officer was killed.
According to the article on Reuters, any restaurant serving fifteen…Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on August 9, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments
As a background checking service we see our fair share of physical and sexual violence that can be related to the home or domestic environment. But domestic violence is not necessarily contained within the home. Domestic violence may originate in the home, but it can affect the workplace.
Studies claim that one in four women are victims of domestic violence. Homicide is the second leading cause of death among women in the workforce. While women constitute the majority of…Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on May 4, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments
There are certain news stories we one cannot help but muse on all the absurd potentialities. One such story is one that came through a news letter to which I subscribe. It is an article in The Republic, in Columbus Indiana, where it reports that the Texas Legislature may allow employees to bring their guns to work with them. That's right. They can bring their guns, potentially, as long as they leave…Continue
While in some sectors there is a call to ease up on background checks, the obvious question that comes to mind is who bears the brunt of it if an employee who snaps out and commits to violence in the workplace turns out to have a history as a convicted felon? Why the employer, of course. The employer will incur the damages, the litigation and liability issues the public embarrassment and the knowledge that employees were harmed in the working environment.
When violence is committed…Continue