Medical and Clinical Research: Open Access

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Assessing the Threat of Violent Employees

Walter Brennan

Conflict in the workplace is not a new phenomenon. Almost every worker, anywhere in the world will have encountered a colleague who is unfriendly, unpleasant and even hostile. However, there are occasions when an employee goes beyond those levels and they are aggressive, menacing and dangerous. This paper will explore the very rare incidents of work-related murder as well as the much more common low levels of violence, sexual harassment and workplace bullying. It will discuss the importance of good risk assessment and actions to be taken when such behaviour occurs.

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