Work Place Violence
What is workplace violence?
- threatening behaviour - such as shaking fists, destroying property or throwing objects.
- verbal or written threats - any expression of an intent to inflict harm.
- harassment - any behaviour that demeans, embarrasses, humiliates, annoys, alarms or verbally abuses a person and that is known or would be expected to be unwelcome. This includes words, gestures, intimidation, bullying, or other inappropriate activities.
- verbal abuse - swearing, insults or condescending language.
- physical attacks - hitting, shoving, pushing or kicking.
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.