A violent act or threat is not
acceptable in the workplace.
All employees must notify a supervisor
immediately of any violent act or threat against themselves or any other employee
that occurs in the workplace or that is directly associated with their
employment.Retaliation or the threat of
retaliation against a person who reports an incident will not be tolerated.
ABC employees shall not possess the
following in the workplace:
·Fixed blade knives
·Folding knives with blades over three
and one-half inches
·Illegal weapons such as defined in
Section 00000 of the State ABC Penal Code
Supervisors and employees shall
cooperate in any administrative or criminal investigation into a violent act or
a threat of a violent act occurring in the workplace.
Supervisors shall take appropriate
disciplinary action, up to and including termination, against any employee who
violates this policy.An employee accused
of violating this policy is entitled to all the applicable employment rights,
privileges, and protections.
A Violent Act is physical behavior or
force exerted for the apparent purpose of violating, damaging, or abusing
others or damaging property.
A Threat is a verbal expression or
physical action that conveys intent to commit a violent act.
The Incident Team is a team of
representatives from Human Resources, Risk Management, the Police and the
affected department.Their responsibility
is to address a violent act or the threat of a violent act brought to their
attention by a Department Manager.
Workplace is any location where there
is an on-duty ABC employee.
Imminent or Actual Violent Act
·An employee who is in immediate danger
of a violent act or who has just been victimized by a violent act, or another
employee who witnesses a violent act or the threat of a violent act shall,
in a safe location.
·Refer media inquiries to the Department
Manager or the Communications.
·Cooperate fully in any administrative
or criminal investigation.
·A supervisor/manager shall ensure the
immediate safety of the employee, call 911 and notify the Department Manager
and the Director of Human Resources.
·The Department Manager shall determine
whether or not the Incident Team is notified.
·If appropriate, the supervisor/manager
shall have the involved individuals wait in separate rooms or locations until
the police arrive.
·If involved, the Incident Team may make
recommendations or take such action as they deem appropriate.
·Refer media inquiries to
·Employees who believe they or another
employee may be victimized by a violent act in the future at the workplace or
as a result of their employment shall notify their supervisor immediately.The supervisor shall inform the Department
Incident Team Responsibilities
·Determine the immediate response needs and
provide direction to the department.
·Determine what continuing support
systems are needed and oversee post-incident activities.
·Conduct a post-incident review and use
the review to evaluate this policy and procedure.