Workplace violence is every employer’s nightmare. According to OSHA, about two million people are victims of workplace violence every year, while the Department of Justice reports about 1,000 workplace homicides. All employers have a legal duty to provide employees with “employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm” to employees. (OSHA). A single incident can cost your business dearly in terms of potential lawsuits, negative media attention, loss of skilled employees and productivity, and reputational damage that may be irreparable. Protecting your employees from workplace violence threats begins with identifying and assessing the risks for violence and ensuring employees understand what constitutes workplace violence, how to respond to it, and prevent it. At the Lynch Law Firm, our team of a credentialed human resource professional, workplace investigators, an industrial psychologist, and an employment attorney can help you develop a workplace violence prevention program that works and protects your business as well as your employees. We can also help you respond to an imminent or veiled threat.