Almost every business will experience some type of Workplace Violence, Threat, or ugly Employee Termination from time to time. Your business should have policies and procedures in place for dealing with such- including conducting Threat Assessments.
If a threat has been made in your workplace, or an employee is being discharged who is likely to become upset and react unexpectedly, it is ESSENTIAL that management complete a threat assessment in order to determine if further actions should be taken to protect employees and property from possible violent acts. If this area is not your area of expertise reach out to the professionals…
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Items to consider during Employee Discharges or after a Threat has been made:
• What is happening in his/her own life that has prompted this?
• What has been said to others, i.e. friends, colleagues, coworkers, etc., regarding what is troubling he/she?
• Does he/she feel he has been wronged in some way?
• How does the offender cope with disappointment, loss or failure?
• How does the offender interact with coworkers?
• Does he/she feel he is being treated fairly by the company?
• Does he/she have problems with supervisors or management?
• Is he/she experiencing personal problems such as divorce, death in the family, health problems, or other personal losses or issues?
• Is he/she experiencing financial problems, high personal debt, or bankruptcy?
• Is there evidence of substance abuse or mental illness/depression?
• Has the he/she shown an interest in violence through movies, games, books, or magazines?
• Is he/she preoccupied with violent themes; interested in publicized violent events; or fascinated with and/or recently acquired weapons?
• Has the offender identified a specific target and communicated with others his/her thoughts or plans for violence?
• Is he/she obsessed with others or engaged in any stalking or surveillance activity?
• Has the offender spoken of homicide or suicide?
• Does he have a past criminal history or history of past violent behavior?
• Does the offender have a plan for what he/she would do?