What Can Dallas Employers Do to Prevent Workplace Attacks? We Asked an Expert

Dallas-Fort Worth workers were shaken on Monday when a newlywed mother of seven was gunned down by a worker she supervised in a Lake Highlands office tower before the man, 60-year-old Matthew Kempf, killed himself.The details of what may have spurred the killing are unclear, and, of course, many instances of workplace violence are impossible to prevent or predict.Still, Janet Hendrick, a Dallas-based partner with employment law firm Fisher Phillips, said that such high-profile incidents can serve as a wake-up call for employers.“It’s really a constant very serious threat to safety and security in the workplace,” she said Tuesday. “The majority of employers have absolutely no violence avoidance or workplace violence avoidance processes in place.”  Continue reading...

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