Tennager student with fear at his school (selective focus with shallow DOF)

Workplace Violence Prevention

Workplace violence encompasses any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. This can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. It can impact and involve employees, clients, customers, and visitors.

Stay informed with SHRM’s latest news and resources on recognizing and mitigating these risks.

Latest News

New York City now prohibits employers from entering into any type of agreement that shortens the statutory period by which an employee may file a complaint relating to unlawful discriminatory practices under the New York City Human Rights Law.

Cal/OSHA has published a Model Workplace Violence Prevention Plan, which employers are not required to use but may adopt as a template.

Workers’ compensation barred a so-called tort claim over an active shooter drill, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled.

Member Resources

The state of Texas that has developed a workplace violence prevention standard for healthcare settings.

This toolkit provides information for employers on preparing for and responding to workplace violence incidents.

Suicide threats should always be taken seriously. The human resource professional or the employee's supervisor may be the first person to identify a potentially suicidal employee, so it is critical to recognize the warning signs and encourage at-risk e...

Learn when an employer can enforce a company policy or rule that requires employees to not have guns in their cars while the cars are parked at work.

Victims of domestic violence often don't tell their supervisors or HR professionals that they are being abused out of fear or shame. If abuse is suspected, watch for these warning signs.