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Workplace Violence: It Could Happen To Your Organization

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Acts of violence can take place at any time, in any location. If you think your company is immune to violent behavior, think again. Violence is a problem that can infiltrate every industry and profession. Take these tragic events.

  • An employee of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, shot and killed another employee and himself. The employee was allegedly set off by a poor performance review he received a month prior to the shooting.
  • A shooter entered the office of an accounting firm in a suburb of Detroit, MI, and shot three employees, killing one of them. The alleged shooter was a former employee who might have been terminated as recently as a week before the shooting.
  • A student at Virginia Tech opened fire on campus, killing 33 people including students and faculty, and ultimately turned the gun on himself.

Despite such headline-making tragedies, most employers have been slow to respond to the pos...(register to read more)

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