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Legal Q&A – 10.10.13

 

QUESTION

My company has no security policy, but with the recent occurrences of workplace violence, shouldn’t we do something?

ANSWER

Companies can never predict when violence will occur, be it a domestic spillover into the office or a former disgruntled employee out for revenge. Most local law enforcement units provide a free security assessment to point out flaws or weaknesses to your existing building or facilities and make safety recommendations.  In addition to having a security assessment, it is important to communicate to your employees to be vigilant and feel comfortable reporting unusual behaviors of colleagues, customers, vendors and others on the property. For more information and suggestions to prepare for workplace emergencies, please review my complimentary webinar. Or you can sign up to receive invitations by email for future complimentary webinars on employment topics.