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Employer's Guide to Workplace Security and Violence Prevention - 6th Edition

Richard J. Simmons
Castle Publications

Every employer in the nation should be sensitive to the issues raised by workplace violence. In California, employers are required to address the subject of workplace violence in their mandatory Injury and Illness Prevention Program (llPP). They should also have policies and procedures in place to protect their employees. The Workplace Violence Safety Act establishes additional rules. The Act now enables employers to seek temporary restraining orders and injunctions to protect employees who are victims of violence or threats of violence. At the same time, employers must balance concerns about negligent hiring, supervision, and retention against competing legal responsibilities under the Ban the Box Rules, the Americans With Disabilities Act, as well as the privacy and confidentiality laws.

In this publication, Attorney Richard J. Simmons of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP provides a practical and useful review of the laws in the field, the obligations of employers, and the concerns that every workplace now faces. Among the subjects addressed in the publication are the following:

  • CAL-OSHA Rules
  • Applicant Screening Techniques
  • Rules and Forms for TROs
  • Workplace Violence Safety Act
  • High-Risk Occupations
  • Special Health Care Guidelines
  • Disability Discrimination Issues
  • Mandatory Changes to IIP Plans
  • Violence Prevention Strategies
  • Sample Forms and Policies
  • Sample IIP Program
  • ADA Issues
  • Negligent Hiring and Retention
  • Confidentiality Concerns
  • Statistical Insights
  • Injunctions
  • Complaint Procedures
  • Duty to Warn
  • Sample Safety Policy
  • Prevention Checklist 

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