Workplace Violence

Unit 4 examines the prevention and remediation of workplace violence, including sexual harassment. While this may seem like an odd topic to examine at the end of a course that is focused on compensation and disability management, it allows us to consider two important topics. The first issue is the need for an organization and an injured worker to eventually move on from an injury event. Physical and emotional violence in the workplace provides an opportunity to consider notions of healing, acceptance, and risk mitigation. The second issue to consider is how to delineate acceptable violence in the workplace from unacceptable violence. The criteria we use, and their fluidity over time, tell us something important about the basic nature of employment relationships.

  1. Use concepts and materials from Unit 4 to construct your answers.
  2. Cite the source of any materials you paraphrase or directly quote.

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