For businesses, including many Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) members, workplace violence has become a growing concern. Not only do these events cause irreparable harm to the employees who are involved, but they also have profound liability implications for employers in the aftermath. While random acts of violence can occur anywhere, there are best practices that employers can follow to mitigate the risk of such an occurrence at their place of business.
To help dealers prepare for and minimize the risk of violence in the workplace, EDA has scheduled a free webinar for Wednesday, Aug. 31, at noon CDT. Led by Natalie Higgins, EDA’s VP of government relations and general counsel, the webinar will address the following:
- What liability risks do acts of workplace violence pose to dealerships?
- What steps can a dealership take from a human resources perspective to minimize the risk of workplace violence caused by employees?
- What steps can dealerships lawfully take to minimize or prohibit the possession of weapons by employees and/or third parties in the workplace?
- What steps can a dealership take to prepare employees for a workplace violence event?
Higgins will be joined by Angela Louis of HR Solutions St. Louis, who is a former law enforcement officer with more than 10 years of human resource consulting experience.
EDA encourages managers and human resources professionals to attend this webinar, which is completely free for dealer members.