Polsinelli Podcasts - Workplace Bullying: What Employers Need to Know
While I was a student at Auburn University I took a psychology class. During the class we learned about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist who wanted to understand what motivates people’s...more
Hospitals, remarkably, are one of the most hazardous places to work. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, hospital workers have an estimated rate of 8.3 assaults per 10,000 workers compared to an estimated 2...more
An Illinois Appellate Court recently held that an employer must defend against a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that it was negligent in failing to investigate death threats that its employee had emailed to his family from...more
When I was 18 years old I was in an abusive relationship. I think part of it was being young and not looking for or knowing the warning signs of a dangerous person and part of it was probably just bad luck. I could go into a...more
Ever wonder how your employees would handle a life-threatening situation? Well, four supervisors of the West Kern Water District apparently did. And they didn’t just wonder; concerned about robberies in the area and following...more
Nobody wants to think of their workplace as unsafe.
As an employer, you have a vested interest in keeping your employees (not to mention yourself) as well as your company safe. Harassment and discrimination training is...more
Using the risk factors outlined in our September Employment Law Reporter, and with consideration to the various types of possible workplace violence and the nature of the employer’s business, employers should establish...more
Unfortunately, incidents of violence and aggression in the workplace are not uncommon. There are, however, tools an employer can utilize to ensure employees feel safe at work. What follows are a general set of guidelines...more
A lawsuit filed against a business in Minneapolis, Minnesota demonstrates that the problems associated with workplace violence do not necessarily end once the violence stops. Recently, the family of one of six individuals...more
Litigation value: Stanley can sue Dwight blind for his bull dart assault.
This is an employment law blog. So when tonight’s episode opened, and I saw that Dwight had shut down the building’s elevator for repair, leaving...more
Many Ontario employers will be relieved by an Ontario appeal decision that clarifies – and limits – the obligation to report workplace accidents to the Ontario Ministry of Labour. “[I]t is not part of the purpose and...more
Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors are conducting a winter safety blitz looking for the following...more
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