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O’Melveny’s Ackerman, Andrews Co-Author NYLJ Article on Employer Liability in Workplace ViolenceOctober 19, 2015
O'Melveny & Myers counsel Sloane Ackerman and associate Erin P. Andrews co-authored the October 19, 2015, New York Law Journal article, "Violence in the Workplace: What Is an Employer's Liability?" The piece details the range of claims employers can face due to violence in the workplace and offers practical tips for employers to avoid both tragedy and liability.
“While there is no perfect solution to avoid workplace violence,” the authors write, “effective hiring and workplace conduct policies, timely and appropriate responses to complaints of workplace violence, adequate training programs, and open communication with employees will best position an employer to avoid tragedy and minimize the risk of liability associated with actual or threatened violence in the workplace.”
Ackerman and Andrews reside in O’Melveny’s New York office and are members of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Practice.