6

Workplace Violence Cases

and Methods

CAUSE OF ACTION AND STATISTICS

Unlike the other theories and causes of actions discussed in this book, workplace violence is actually better characterized as an environmental or location-based crime. Indeed, workplace violence is not, in itself, a statutory crime. If an individual commits a violent act in the workplace, that individual would be charged with whatever crime or crimes that violent act constitutes according to state or federal statutes. For example, if an individual strikes his of her supervisor, that individual could be charged with battery. Thus, workplace violence can consist of battery, assault, rape, and even homicide—depending on the facts of the incident.

Definitions

In an attempt to ...

Get Security Law and Methods now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.