January 16, 2018

Workplace violence costs over $120 billion per year. The F.B.I. advises nearly 46% of all active shooter situations occur at businesses.  While mass shootings tend to get the lion's share of media attention, a large number of assaults occur at businesses and customers,...

January 12, 2018

On December 21, 2016, Fattoumatta "Fattou" Jallow, 23, was shot dead while working at a group home run by REM Wisconsin for cognitively disabled residents in Madison, Wisconsin. 

One of Fattou's co-workers was shot multiple times before the gunman fled. 

 Fattou Jal...

January 12, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") in Atlanta regards bullying as a serious problem to national health in America. 

The CDC reports that "Bullying can result in physical injury, social and emotional distress, and even death.”

44,193 Americans committe...

January 11, 2018

One line of coverage businesses obtain to insure against harassment and other types of claims is employment practices liability insurance (EPLI). EPLI coverage may be invoked in certain workplace violence-related losses.  Source:  http://www.propertycasualty360.com/201...

January 11, 2018

"The person that was shot twice was apparently very aggressive to the other employees and I guess for lack of a better term a bully," reported Chief Fred Posavetz of the Clinton Township, Michigan Police Department.

 Chief Fred Posavetz. Photo credit macombdaily.com

On J...

January 11, 2018

My You Tube Channel is entitled "180 Seconds." 

The purpose is to provide legal educational content on a myriad of topics in a consice manner or in about three minutes.

The following video addresses the topic of "discovery" in the American civil litigation process. There...

January 11, 2018

Yesterday guest blogger Susan Hosage, had this to say about Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs):

"EAPs provide assistance with marital and behavioral issues, substance abuse, loss and grief, family violence, separation or divorce, financial counseling, and legal resourc...

January 10, 2018

"I ended up in the hospital once because of bullying. I was even bullied by a teacher. It should have never happened," says WVPI artist Joseph Bonczyk.

"The bullying happened in my early years, in grade school, middle school.  It was wrong," he says.  "It was too painfu...

January 10, 2018

Foreword:  Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting Susan Hosage, who was a fellow presenter at BLR's Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium.

I found her presentation on Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) to be excellent. Susan outlined EAPs as part of a workplace vio...

January 10, 2018

Kenny Suttner's tragic case was the topic of an HBO documentary which asked "Can a person be criminally liable for someone else's suicide?"

 Photo source: KOMU News

Here's my response to that HBO video which appears at the end of this article:

I f...

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