The Company has a duty to provide a safe workplace for all employees. To ensure this obligation is fulfilled, we have implemented the following workplace violence policy. To ensure compliance, all employees must read and acknowledge their understanding of the provisions included herein.
The Company expressly prohibits any and all conduct that can be directly or indirectly construed as workplace violence in/on its buildings and grounds. Accordingly, all employees are strictly forbidden from:
To maintain a safe workplace, employees must be able to report concerns about the potential for and/or actual incidents of workplace violence to Human Resources/management without fear of reprisal. Accordingly, any such reports may be made anonymously and appropriate steps will be taken to protect the reporting party’s identity. In addition to investigating such reports, the Company will provide counseling for the accused and affected individual(s). The outcome of an investigation conducted solely by the Company will be shared with relevant parties. However, the Company also has the right to contact authorities and request intervention when necessary.
The Company encourages all employees to use sound reasoning and good judgment when identifying and reporting co-workers, other persons, or incidents of concern to Human Resources/management. These may include but are not limited to:
Management, in conjunction with the Human Resources Department will keep track of relevant incidents and reports, and create a plan to be implemented in the event of emergencies.
Along with Human Resources, management will establish criteria that can be used to identify vulnerable employees. These are employees who are more likely to become victims of workplace violence because of past encounters or the nature of their jobs. The Company will also advise such employees about any measures implemented to protect them, and related matters.
Any employee who comes across someone engaged in the commission of workplace violence with a dangerous weapon should not try to disarm them. Try to stay calm, keep eye contact and talk to the perpetrator. Alert someone in charge if it can be done without endangering yourself or anyone else. All employees should follow emergency protocol.
All Company employees are expected to understand and comply with this policy. Specifically, they must:
Management’s role in combatting workplace violence
In an effort to promote the efficacy of this policy, ensure the wellbeing of its employees and prevent workplace violence, the Company will:
The Company does not tolerate implied or over threats, aggressive conduct or violence in the workplace. Any employee accused of engaging in any such conduct will be investigated. Should the investigation determine that the accused engaged in such conduct, he or she will be subject to disciplinary measures up to and including termination. The Company will also ensure that any individual it does not employ who engages in prohibited conduct is reported to the appropriate authorities and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.