This course seeks to help employees understand the circumstances that can trigger violence in the workplace and to offer strategies for preventing the escalation of conflict. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the US, 17% of the 4,609 work-related deaths in 2011 were attributable to violence, of which 458 instances were homicides (US Department of Labor, 2011). Workplace violence includes a range of acts such as assault, stalking, bullying, robbery, and harassment. This course will help employees to recognize early warning signs of potential workplace conflict and the actions they can take to prevent situations that may lead to workplace violence. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with legal statutes or statutory instruments. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking independent legal advice.
All employees including managers, human resource professionals, and all employees responsible for understanding and implementing workplace policies
Expected Duration (hours)
Bullying and Violence in the Workplace
- identify situations and behaviors that would be considered workplace violence
- recognize early warning signs of the potential for violent behavior
- identify who to notify if you feel a person in a workplace situation has the potential to cause workplace violence