The increasing toll of workplace violence in the U.S. has left employers grappling with questions about what measures they should take – or are legally obligated to take – to keep employees safe from harm in the workplace. Under the federal Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA), all employers have a general duty to provide a safe workplace for employees.
Join attorney Ben Webster (Office Managing Shareholder of the Littler Mendelson office in Sacramento and a member of Littler’s Workplace Violence Prevention Practice Group) to discuss steps that employers can take, including:
- What policies and practices should employers have in place to increase awareness, recognition, and reporting of actual or potential incidents or threats of workplace violence?
- What are some warning signs of workplace violence?
- How do employers assess the risks and deploy measures that are proportionate?
Benjamin L. Webster is a seasoned employment lawyer and the Office Managing Shareholder for the Sacramento Office of Littler Mendelson, P.C. With 14 lawyers in Sacramento and more than 50 offices in 30 states and overseas, Littler is the largest law firm in the country devoted exclusively to representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law. Ben has 20+ years of experience handling trials, binding arbitrations, and mediations in a variety of complex disputes for clients with local, regional, national, and international operations. He also provides strategic advice and guidance to employers of all sizes, including counseling on problem-solving, litigation avoidance, and early dispute resolution. Ben has defended countless lawsuits in state and federal courts involving allegations such as: discrimination based on age, sex, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and immigration status; sexual harassment; retaliation; invasion of privacy; defamation; breach of contract; misappropriation of proprietary information; unfair competition and other business torts. Additionally, Ben has prosecuted and defended numerous trade secret cases, winning and defeating requests for injunctive relief in high stakes, time-sensitive disputes. He also has handled the defense of class action lawsuits, including wage and hour and discrimination claims arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Employment and Housing Act, and the Labor Code. A frequent speaker at employment seminars and training programs, Ben has worked with a wide variety of clients, including those involved in manufacturing, construction, retail, finance, high-tech, energy, telecommunications, real estate, insurance, health care, lobbying, restaurant and grocery store chains.
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