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Violence in the Workplace Policy


Definition:
Workplace violence is any act of physical aggression by an individual that occurs at the work site directed against other persons or property, including threats, harassment, assault, and vandalism.

Company's policy against violence in the workplace is ZERO TOLERANCE.

Zero tolerance means that any associate who commits a violent act and/or other behaviors which can contribute to violence may be subject to disciplinary action up to, and including termination without prior warning.

Acts of violence include:
homicide
shoving/pushing
abuse (verbal or physical)
hitting
kicking
threats
intimidation
vandalism
harassment

Other behavior strictly forbidden by (company's) policies which may contribute to workplace violence:

  • Possession or consumption of illegal drugs or alcoholic beverages on company property.
  • Working while under the influence of drugs or alcohol on company time or premises.
  • Possession of a lethal weapon on company premises.

If you are the victim of any type of violent behavior or threat...
REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY


Do not wait to report violent acts or behavior, thinking that they will go away. If you witness it, or are the victim, report it immediately to your supervisor, manager, or Human Resources.

If there is a threat to you from outside the workplace that may affect your work, or even follow you to work, inform your supervisor, manager, Human Resources and Loss Prevention.

Know your resources:
Guarantee of Fair Treatment was designed to make sure all associates have a way to make complaints and have problems resolved by contacting their Human Resources department. The Associate Resource Line is always available for assistance and advice at (phone number).