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More Workplace Violence Incidents Reported From Fired Employees

Thursday, September 25, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mark Alpert
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CALPASC members are reminded to review their employee conduct rules to protect themselves and employees.

It is very hard to tell when an employee will respond to a termination with violence. In the recent UPS shooting in Birmingham, Alabama, the shooter was described as "one of the best men I have ever known".

CALPASC members are encouraged to check with their labor law attorney or adviser, and consider a policy that terminated employees are not allowed at any company office or worksite after termination, unless under a pre-arranged appointment. This allows all other employees to be alert and consider requesting law enforcement response if the terminated employee is seen on or approaching company property. Make sure with your attorney or adviser you are not being discriminatory, but these situations are unpredictable, and unfold very fast. It is good to have clear policy in place to minimize the risk.


 

David A. Murillo | Executive Director
California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors
400 Capitol Mall | Suite 2070
Sacramento, CA 95814
Direct: 916.704.2638
Fax: 916.588.2763
dmurillo@calpasc.org


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