Dennis A. Davis, Ph.D.; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC
Most attorneys understand that workplace violence is an ongoing problem. There is much literature on bookshelves dedicated to uncovering and understanding the perpetrators. The reality is that many of the people responsible for the violence in our workplaces simply fall through the cracks, and their behavior is never addressed, and employers are left wondering what to do to protect their employees and assets from violence. This presentation will focus on the five components of a complete workplace violence prevention initiative; what a workplace violence policy must include; what supervisors need to know; how to manage small incidents to avoid escalation; how to deal with vendors, visitors, customers and clients; and how and when to inform employees about an anti-violence initiative.