Policy 3000.1

Title: Workplace Violence  
Section Workplace Violence
Policy #: 3000.1
Modified 12/20/2008 01:03 AM
Procedure:


PRO is concerned about the increased violence in society, which has also filtered into many workplaces throughout the United States, and has taken steps to help prevent incidents of violence from occurring at PRO.

In this connection, it is the policy of PRO to expressly prohibit any acts or threats of violence by any PRO employee or former employee against any other employee in or about PRO’s facilities or elsewhere at any time. PRO also will not condone any acts or threats of violence against PRO’s employees, customers, or visitors on PRO’s premises at any time or while they are engaged in business with or on behalf of PRO, on or off PRO’s premises.

In keeping with the spirit and intent of this policy, and to ensure that PRO’s objectives in this regard are attained, it is the commitment of PRO:

1. To provide a safe and healthful work environment, in accordance with PRO’s health and safety policies.

2. To take prompt remedial action up to and including immediate termination, against any employee who engages in any threatening behavior or acts of violence or who uses any obscene, abusive, or threatening language or gestures.

3. To take appropriate action when dealing with customers, former employees, or visitors to PRO’s facilities who engage in such behavior. Such action may include notifying the police or other law enforcement personnel and prosecuting violators of this policy to the maximum extent of the law.

4. To establish viable security measures to ensure that PRO’s facilities are safe and secure to the maximum extent possible and to properly handle access to company facilities by the public, off-duty employees, and former employees.

In furtherance of this policy, employees have a “duty to warn” supervisory staff or dispatch of any suspicious workplace activity or situations or incidents that they observe or that they are aware of that involve other employees, former employees, customers, or visitors and that appear problematic. This includes, for example, threats or acts of violence, aggressive behavior, offensive acts, threatening or offensive comments or remarks, and the like. Employee reports made pursuant to this policy will be held in confidence to the maximum extent possible. PRO will not condone any form of retaliation against any employee for making a report under this policy.