The purpose of this section is to provide you with the basic interviewing skills necessary to effectively conduct a Workplace Violence Investigation.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 16 million people are harassed annually. Workplace Violence is the 3rd leading cause of fatal occupational injuries. Thousands of employees are harassed, intimidated, threatened, and physically attacked in the workplace daily.
Failure to conduct a sufficient Workplace Violence investigation interview can lead to civil litigation for your employer and your organization. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average settlement is over $500,000. The Average jury verdict is $3 million. This leads to possible expenses for outside council and loss of productivity.