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The author describes the dilemmas posed by potentially dangerous employees, and proposes measures that can be taken to address and remedy the dangers. Recommendations are given for the approach arbitrators…

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An examination of the difficulties confronting the union in cases of worker-on-worker violence. Various management approaches are critically assessed, including profiling and zero-tolerance policies. An alternative approach to addressing workplace…

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The article notes the differences between arbitration in the United States and Canada, arising from differences of culture and of the respective arbitration systems. The author concludes that arbitration, which…

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Violence in the workplace: Prevention strategies

A three-part approach is recommended as the best strategy to prevent violence: 1) pre-incident training, 2) stress-management interventions, and 3) employee victim debriefing. Warning signs of potential violent behavior, and…

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An introduction to a chapter on violence in the workplace. The author notes the causes of employee stress and observes that arbitration, which is an adversarial process, may not be…

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Workplace violence: When is a threat a threat?

A panel discussion of workplace violence and threat, and the discipline appropriate for each. The panelists’ examine a hypothetical case.In a separate paper within the same chapter, Attorney Boone describes…

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Threats and violence in the workplace

The article describes a 7-step plan for reducing the risk of threats and violence in the workplace

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