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.

California Employers Should Start Working on Violence-Prevention Plans

Society for HR Management | December 09, 2019

In this article, San Francisco labor and employment associate Rachel Conn provides her insights related to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s draft regulation on workplace-violence prevention programs.

California nears enactment of nation’s first workplace violence prevention regulation for general industry

Recorder ( | September 17, 2019

Los Angeles partner Ben Kim and San Francisco associate Rachel Conn, both of the Labor and Employment practice group, co-wrote this contributed article analyzing California’s latest effort to prevent workplace violence through regulations.


Benjamin J. Kim

Deputy Practice Group Leader, Labor & Employment
Chair, Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA)

Phone: 213-629-6090

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