When a state such as Florida brings a criminal action against a defendant, it is conducted on behalf of the citizens of that state. Suspected mass shooter Nikolas J. Cruz Currently, the state of Florida has charged Nikolas J. Cruz, 19, with 17 counts of first degree premeditated murder in violation of Florida Statute Section 782.04(1) . Cruz is also charged with 17 counts of first degree attempted murder. Cruz is the suspect in the February 14, 2018 mass shooting at Marjory S
Unfortunately in 2018 Americans still experience sexual and other forms of harassment in the workplace notwithstanding the fact that the law barring harassment is more than a half century old. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was enacted in memory of President John F. Kennedy who waged a valiant battle for civil rights during his tenure as Senator and later as President. The following video depicts President Kennedy discussing this subject in 1963 prior to the horrif
Federal statutes prohibiting discrimination including on the basis of disability might ultimately afford protections for victims of bullying and other forms of harassment in the workplace and in our schools. If the bullying is based on a protected class status such as disability, race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age, said bullying may be actionable. The following statutes prohibit harassment: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars discrimination on th
A key to mitigating the risk of bullying and other undesirable behaviors is to stop adding employees who bully, harass, have engaged in past work-based violence to the workforce. Focused hiring techniques can assist the hiring authority in ensuring that such mishires are avoided. Behavioral-based interviewing techniques can help in this regard. Please watch the following brief video to learn more about this powerful recruiting and hiring tool.
Are you being bullied by a co-worker, customer, client, visitor, or worse supervisor or member of management? Bullying can have a devastating psychological and physical effect on victims. Bullying can destroy one's confidence and interfere with the victim's ability to do his or her job. Its effect can even have a detrimental impact on the victim's personal life. You are employed to perform the duties of your job. Performing your work tasks does not and should not mean puttin
We are pleased to announce that the New Jersey-based non-profit organization Bianca's Kids is an official sponsor of the WVPI Symposium 5/10/18. "We are extremely grateful for the support that has been provided to us by Bianca's Kids," stated Kathleen M. Bonczyk, Founder of the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute. The late Bianca Yodice, Ms. Savigliano's inspiration for "Bianca's Kids." Executive Director Debbie Savigliano has issued the following statement: "Bianca's Kid
Thus far in 2018 ten Americans have been shot to death in active shooter incidents across the United States. These fatalities have occurred in the following states: Alabama 1 California 3 Florida 3 Michigan 2 Ohio 1
Ten Americans have been shot dead in workplace violence vs. one American soldier shot dead in combat in Operation Enduring Freedom thus far in 2018. An American is ten times more likely to be shot dead on the job on American soil vs. in active duty in Afghanistan. Sources: WVPI Research (workplace violence casualties 2018) http://icasualties.org/oef/ Research (casualties Operation Enduring Freedom 2018)