Learn more on how to hire right and mitigate the risk of workplace violence in "Focused Interviewing" available on Amazon. CUT AND PAST LINK IN YOUR BROWSER: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018ZGF64A/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb
WVPI founder Kathleen M. Bonczyk has long advocated for employee assistance programs (EAPs) to minimize the risk of workplace violence by proactively addressing emotional, mental health, financial and other stressors that may lead an employee to become violent at work. Ms. Bonczyk was quoted by the Schwartz Insurance Group in an article addressing EAPs in the context of workplace violence prevention. To read the article in its entirety please go here: https://www.schwartzinsg
A formal policy is a must for all employers - large and small - to assist in mitigating the risk of workplace violence. Please watch the following brief video for tips on how to develop a policy and procedure barring workplace violence.
Earlier today we reported counsel for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher Felicia Burgin filed a motion for protective order concerning her subpoena for deposition on the grounds it could cause a regression to the progress made in her medical condition following the February 14, 2018 mass shooting at the school. At today's hearing before Judge Elizabeth Scherer, counsel for Ms. Burgin stated his client would appear for the deposition under certain grounds, for instan
An attorney representing a teacher employed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, scene of the February 14, 2018 school/workplace massacre where 14 students and three faculty members were shot dead, has filed a motion for protective order in response to a subpoena for deposition seeking her testimony. Counsel representing Felicia Burgin the witness subpoenaed for deposition has filed the motion which essentially asks the court to quash the subpoena and
A Kansas City establishment which advertised "Sold Out Sundays" events celebrating the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs road to the Super Bowl was the scene of a mass shooting on January 19, 2020. Source: https://www.facebook.com/9ineultralounge/ Authorities confirm two people died and 15 others were wounded at the 9ine Ultra Lounge, previously owned by former Chiefs player Alphonso Hodge. All of the wounded were transported to area hospitals. Three of them have been reported to be
(4-Chan dark web posting) Background On 4/20/99, 12 students and a teacher were murdered at Columbine High School, an event that ushered in the modern school shooter/bomber era. A year later, teacher Barry Grunow was killed at Lake Worth Middle School, located minutes away from where I lived with my husband, a teacher, and in the same district where our kids went to school. According to CNN, approximately 200,000 students have attended schools within the past 10 years where a
Contrary to what many believe, perpetrators who commit the most egregious forms of workplace violence DO NOT JUST SNAP. Contemplation and even planning is generally undertaken before someone crosses the line to commit workplace violence. It is dangerous to subscribe to the myth that a person wakes up one day and decides to take a gun to work to kill people, as this theory wrongfully suggests there is no opportunity for employers to implement proactive strategies, reverse engi
UPDATE: to original post of 1/16/20 The WVPI has regularly addressed the particularly lethal intersection of when domestic violence meets workplace violence. We have also discussed the risk factor of teen domestic violence during, for instance, our July 2018 "From Columbine to Noblesville" symposium, whose attendees included family members of innocents murdered at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Santa Fe High School mass shootings: TRAGEDY STRIKES IN COLORADO: On January 14,
-Up to 90% of school shooters obtain their guns illegally and thus break gun control laws. -100% violate gun control laws when they enter school property which are gun-free zones by law. Open letter to Eminem re: his video "Darkness" Source: Sun-Sentinel Newspaper (Photo taken in the family home with subject holding firearm owned by parent).