Employer Conundrum: Disclose Workplace Violence?

Law360, New York (March 10, 2016, 11:06 AM EST) -- According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, each year approximately 2 million workers are victims of workplace violence. The recent fatal workplace shootings in San Bernardino, California, and Hesston, Kansas, are two poignant reminders of this very real threat to employee safety. Verbal abuse, physical assaults and threats of harm also remain a serious concern for all employers.

OSHA requires employers to provide a safe workplace for their workers. Most employers take their obligation to provide a safe workplace to employees very seriously. Why then is it so common for employers to refuse to share information about a former employee's...

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