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Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is behavior that results in physical harm to an individual or property, emotional harm to an individual, or the threat of such harm to an individual or property that occurs at or is connected with the workplace, including any location if the behavior has resulted from an act or a decision made during the course of conducting business. Examples of workplace violence include but are not limited to: verbal and written threats, intimidation, stalking, harassment, domestic violence, robbery, attempted robbery, destruction of property, physical assault, bomb threats, rape and murder. Perpetrators of workplace violence can include employees, clients/customers, personal acquaintances/partners and strangers. It is important to keep in mind that everyone is at risk to be a victim of workplace violence as it can happen anywhere.