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Our Hearts Go out To the Family of Dr. Katherine Lindley Dodson and Her Colleagues at Children's Medical Group

#lynchlawfirm #lynchlaw #lynchpintoyoursucess #workplaceinvestigations#512law #austinattorney Jan. 28, 2021

Losing someone you care about and work with to violence is both shocking and traumatic. This is a good time for us all to be thoughtful about awareness and reporting policies. Companies can help ensure a safe workplace and reduce the risk of violence with a Workplace Violence Policy. Such policies include provisions that define:

  • Prohibited conduct

  • Reporting procedures

  • Risk reduction measures

  • Employees who may be at greater risk

  • Responding to dangerous or emergent situations, and 

  • Enforcement.

Perhaps even more critical is a threat assessment that identifies potential areas of risk unique to your workplace and ensuring your employees understand what constitutes workplace violence, how to respond to it, and prevent it. A threat assessment and clear plan of action will go far towards meeting an employers legal obligation to provide a safe workplace.