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Workplace Violence

- ASIS International and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) have issued a joint ASIS/SHRM Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention American National Standard aimed at helping organizations implement policies and practices to more quickly identify threatening behavior and violence affecting the workplace.

How Can the Hospitality Industry Better Protect Housekeeping Staff?

- The recent episode involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn's alleged rape of a housekeeper has rekindled discussion on what the hospitality industry should do to better protect housekeeping and room service employees from on-the-job harassment.

How Can the Hospitality Industry Better Protect Housekeeping Staff?

- The recent episode involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn's alleged rape of a housekeeper has rekindled discussion on what the hospitality industry should do to better protect housekeeping and room service employees from on-the-job harassment. (ONLINE EXCLUSIVE)

Whistleblowers

- The Sarbanes-Oxley Act does not protect whistleblowers who report violations to the media, according to a federal appeals court. In the case, two financial auditors told a newspaper reporter about auditing practices that they believed violated the law, and they provided the reporter with internal company documents. The court found that such violations may only be reported to federal authorities, members of Congress, or the company’s own officials.

When Darkness Falls in Delhi

- The growth of 24/7 call centers in India puts women at risk. Efforts to protect them have generated results as well as criticism.

Discrimination

- An employee who was fired for harassing a fellow employee may not sue her employer for discrimination. The employee claimed it was her religious duty as a Christian to constantly tell a gay coworker that she “was going to hell” and “had no right to live on this earth.” After the employee was fired, she filed a lawsuit claiming that she was discriminated against because of her religion. The federal appeals court ruled that the employee was fired for harassing her coworker, not because of her religion.

Hostile Work Environment

- A federal appeals court has ruled that an employee may not sue his employer for creating a hostile work environment because the employer took immediate action to correct the problem, and the employee failed to report subsequent incidents. 

Motive Doesn't Matter

- By reducing the emphasis on motive and focusing on preventing threatening acts, security can better mitigate violent incidents.

Workplace Violence

- One of the foremost experts in the field puts together a comprehensive and functional manual to avoid an employee "going postal."

Seminar on Workplace Violence Reminds Businesses That "No One is Immune"

- Little more than a block from the location of the Discovery Channel hostage crisis this past summer, AlliedBarton and ASIS International's suburban Maryland chapter held a workplace violence seminar to preach preparedness.

Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner’s Handbook, Second Edition.

- Violence Assessment and Intervention is a good reference for entities that need a program to handle potentially violent individuals.

State Legislation: Colorado: Workplace Violence

- Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., has issued an executive order requiring the state to draft a policy to address domestic violence that spills over into the workplace. The policy, which is to be in place by August, will include a training program to increase awareness of the issue and the resources available for victims.

State Worries Corrections Layoffs Will Lead to Insecurity

- Budgetary woes in Iowa could lead to 515 layoffs throughout the state's corrections system, jeopardizing the safety of its officers and inmates, according to the Des Moines Register.
 




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