Preventing and preparing for workplace violence
from Industry Week
An estimated 2 million American workers are victims of workplace violence each year, costing businesses billions of dollars annually in impaired productivity, employee turnover, security measures and legal costs, according to the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Juries hold employers responsible for these incidents with increasing frequency and in staggering amounts. Recently, in Yowan Yang v. ActioNet, Inc, a California helpdesk technician was awarded nearly $7.4 million in damages following a workplace violence incident where a coworker grabbed the technician's neck and choked him.
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