Ronald W. Taylor
Instructor Ronald W. Taylor
Product Id 601600
Duration 60 Minutes  
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Workplace Violence: Preventing a Tragedy


Employers have long been required to provide reasonably safe workplaces for their employees. This duty exists in the common law and has been incorporated in occupational safety and health laws, which impose a "general duty" to provide workplaces that are free from recognized hazards of a serious nature.

This webinar will discuss potential civil and criminal penalties resulting from the failure to provide safe workplaces, as well as ways in which an employer can develop an effective workplace violence program.

Why you should attend:
Violence in the workplace is a leading cause of workplace injuries and, especially for women, deaths. Employers who fail to maintain a safe and healthful workplace now face new concerns. Both high penalty producing strategies and criminal enforcement provisions in the occupational safety and health laws and general criminal laws are being used with increasing frequency. In addition, employers face claims from increasingly litigious employees, including claims related to workplace murder and mayhem.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Workplace Violence, an Overview
    • Legal concerns
    • Respondeat superior
    • Duty to provide a safe workplace
    • Worker's compensation
    • Negligent hire/retention/supervision
    • Antidiscrimination laws
  • Restrictions on Preventative Measures
    • What can employers do
  • What Employers Can Do

Who will benefit:
  • Chief Human Resource Officers
  • Senior Management Team
  • HR Managers, Directors, and Administrators
  • Supervisors
  • Employment Managers
  • Loss Prevention professionals

Speaker Profile
Ron Taylor heads Venable's Maryland Labor and Employment Practice Group.

Mr. Taylor advises and defends employers nationwide on occupational safety and health issues and on a wide variety of labor and employment law matters, including wage and hour, privacy, non-compete, collective bargaining, employment discrimination, disability, and wrongful discharge.

Mr. Taylor's clients include a broad array of private, public, and non-profit businesses of all sizes located throughout the United States. With nearly 30 years of experience, he has been consistently identified as one of the most recognized Maryland labor and employment lawyers, and noted for his sound judgment and ability to achieve great results for his clients, as well as for his extensive experience in occupational safety and health law.

Mr. Taylor handled the first Maryland case to establish the proposition that a disclaimer in an employee manual can prevent it from becoming a contract. He has obtained summary judgment or dismissal of claims, or prevailed after hearing in numerous discrimination, wrongful discharge, and other employment cases. Mr. Taylor has also successfully and efficiently defended hundreds of enforcement actions by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and state plan agencies in over forty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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