Hostile Workplace

What is a hostile working environment?

OSHA (The Occupational, Safety, and Health Administration) defines workplace violence as violence or the threat of violence against workers. It can occur at or outside the workplace and ranges from threats, verbal abuse, and bullying to physical assaults and homicide – the latter being one of the leading causes of job-related deaths. Like you, we are aware that many individuals in the workplace have experienced workplace bullies who intimidate and threaten. Not surprisingly, such intimidation, bullying, and threats sometimes lead to violent incidents.

Employee Risk Factors

Signs to look for include:

  • Increased absenteeism
  • Decreased attention to hygiene
  • Use of illegal drugs and or alcohol
  • Increasingly depressed
  • Episodes of domestic violence
  • Paranoid behavior
  • Interest in weapons
  • Bullying in the workplace
  • Perpetual negative demeanor

A combination of several of these risk factors would signal cause for careful scrutiny of an employee’s potential for acting out. For more information regarding this topic, please contact Youlen Detective Agency at 571-292-1937 or 1-800-403-8921.

What are solutions to workplace violence?

Youlen Detective Agency believes that prevention is crucial especially in today’s world of litigation against current and former employers. If you suspect you have or may have a potential situation, we can help. At Youlen Detective Agency, we have security personnel specifically trained and equipped to deal with violence in the workplace.

We can provide the services required for businesses seeking workplace violence prevention.