Preventing and Managing Workplace Violence: Legal and Strategic Guidelines
CHICAGO, July 17, 2008 – Preventing and Managing Workplace Violence: Legal and Strategic Guidelines, published by the American Bar Association, is a practical guide for those charged with addressing workplace violence concerns either on behalf of their employer or their client.
The book defines workplace violence and identifies possible settings where violence may be more likely to occur, how to recognize the signs, and what to do if you suspect an employee is a potential risk.
The contributing authors, more than two dozen, represent a wide variety of experiences, including mental health clinicians, security experts, workplace safety researchers and practitioners, and lawyers, who provide insight and practical information on:
- Different types of workplace violence
- Underlying psychological factors that may prompt someone to act out violently
- Legal issues such as employer liability
- Due process of rights
- State legislation addressing workplace violence
- Post-9/11 safety concerns
- Conducting a site security assessment
- Tools available to employers to avert or reduce the likelihood of a violent incident
- Measures to take in the aftermath of an event of violence
- The role of law enforcement in assisting employers with workplace violence
Title: Preventing and Managing Workplace Violence: Legal and Strategic Guidelines
Publisher: American Bar Association Section of State and Local Government Law
Product Code: 5330097
ISBN: 1-59031-973-7 / 978-1-59031-973-4
Price: $55.95; $44.95 for ABA Section of State & Local Government Law members; $39.95 for social service, nonprofit and government agencies
Orders: Visit www.ababooks.org or call 800-285-2221.
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