Workplace Violence Prevention & Response



There is nothing more traumatic for employers and employees than workplace violence. We help employers anticipate potential threats, improve security, avert potential incidents and respond when a crisis does occur.

Our approach

Sadly, workplace violence is all too common. Nearly two million U.S. workers report being a victim of workplace violence, and there are even more incidents that go unreported.

Many employers are also now grappling with threats, bullying, cyber-harassment and sabotage.

We help employers recognize the warning signs and develop violence prevention plans through the formation of management teams, training for managers and supervisors, development of state-of-the art policies and procedures and improving security measures.

When an incident does occur, we are there to help you with crisis response 24/7.  

We direct and manage post-incident investigations and help you with reporting requirements, policy enforcement, restraining orders and internal or external communication plans.

We also assist with post-incident recovery—helping clients make the transition back to business and develop new programs to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Who we work with

  • Any employer who wants to be prepared for workplace violence and employers who need assistance in crisis response.

Worker fired for concealed weapon wins appeal

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | January 15, 2019

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column about a labor dispute related to Ameren Illinois Co.’s decision to fire an employee for violating the company’s workplace violence policy when a firearm was found in the employee’s vehicle.

New Washington employment laws focus on privacy and #MeToo

Law360 | April 22, 2018

Long Island labor and employment partner Chris Gegwich and associate Chris Moro co-wrote this article analyzing new laws recently passed in Washington state that will directly impact employer-employee relationships when they take effect in June.

Some work environments, hostile as advertised, are not actionable

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | April 18, 2018

Chicago commercial litigation associate Laura Bacon wrote this article analyzing a recent claim of hostile work environment brought by an employee of the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Contacts

Jeffrey M. Tanenbaum

Partner
Co-chair, Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA)

jtanenbaum@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 415-984-8450

Benjamin J. Kim

Partner
Co-chair, Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA)

bkim@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 213-629-6090

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