Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Most people think of violence as a physical assault. However, workplace violence is a much broader problem. It is any act in which a person is abused, threatened, intimidated or assaulted in his or her employment. Rumours, swearing, verbal abuse, pranks, arguments, property damage, vandalism, sabotage, pushing, theft, physical assaults, psychological trauma, anger-related incidents, rape, arson and murder are all examples of workplace violence.

 

Government of Canada. (2020). Violence in the Workplace. Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety. https://www.ccohs.ca/topics/wellness/violence/#ctgt_wb-auto-3

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