This book, through an examination of a number of representative real world cases, provides a detailed look at what happened to some companies and traditional tools for occupational health and safety, discipline, and employee relations now used by business and labour leaders are inadequate and inappropriate in responding to the problems of workplace violence. In fact, the methods and approaches commonly in use actually worsen the problem in some cases. The book summarizes the most up-to-date learning in this area and offers practical guidance and recommendations for assessing the risk of violence, steps for preventing workplace violence, and a through discussion of employees rights and employer's responsib

Workplace Violence and Labor Relations: From Battleground to Collaboration

Workplace Violence and Labor Relations: From Battleground to Collaboration

workplace violence and labor relations: From battleground to collaboration

The positive benefits of conflict include the airing of problems that an employer needs to address and the resulting beneficial changes in such areas as policies, programs, organizational structure, and productivity. It can be a constructive force for innovation.

Sandra Gleason, Workplace Dispute Resolution

A Consultant is Tarred with His Own Brush

In 1995, I organized a symposium on workplace violence for the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Unaware of APHA's strong roots in the labor movement, I was surprised to find myself speaking not only to employers and occupational health professionals but to a number of people from unions, who had come because they had strong ...

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