Layoffs & firings when violence is a concern
August 1, 2013
There are no methods that can completely and accurately predict who is going to become violent in the workplace and who is not. However, the guidelines in this article provide important and defensible considerations for assessing the likelihood of workplace violence.
EA professionals should know their boundaries in working with threatening cases based on training, expertise, professional code of conduct, confidentiality laws, dual relationship issues and legal defensibility.
This article first appeared in the Journal of Employee Assistance