Topic: violence in the workplace

Empire State Building Shooting: Jeffrey Johnson Targeted And Killed His Former Boss

Empire State Building Shooting: Jeffrey Johnson Targeted And Killed His Former Boss

Details are flowing in from the tragic shooting in front of the Empire State Building today. We now know that the shooter was 53-year-old Jeffrey Johnson, a former women’s accessories designer for Hazan Imports. Johnson lost his job of six years during company down-sizing about a year ago. Today in New York City, he sought out and killed his former boss, 41-year-old Steven Ercolino. More »

Scary Study: Murder Is The Top Cause Of ‘Injury Death’ For Women At Work

Scary Study: Murder Is The Top Cause Of 'Injury Death' For Women At Work

When we think about workplace safety, we usually think about dangerous factory equipment or safety goggles. Office workers might worry about the danger of chairs or asbestos. But women with violent partners face another danger: Their partners coming to their workplace and committing violence. A horrifying new study finds that 142 women were killed on the job by their husbands or boyfriends between 2003 and 2008. More »

Desperate Housewives: Violence In The Workplace, Drama In The Courtroom

Desperate Housewives: Violence In The Workplace, Drama In The Courtroom

I’m trying to imagine what type of office one would have to work in for physical assault to be acceptable. I mean, what company is okay with a manager striking their employees in any way? Professional wrestlers, I guess it’s part of their job. Football players, unless of course you’re the kicker. Kickers must have had tremendous representation at those union meetings, I’m just saying. Anyone else coming up with a business where your boss can hit you in the head? Oh that’s right, the set of an ABC prime-time sitcom. More »