Reducing the Risk of Violence in the Workplace


An incident that occurred on April 9, 2014, in a North York office complex highlights how important it is that employers turn their mind to identifying and preventing workplace violence. At approximately 9:30 a.m. on that Wednesday morning, a 47-year-old man, armed with a knife, attacked his co-workers in an act of retaliation for his being terminated. The attacker was apprehended by police and charged with numerous crimes including attempted murder and assault, which sent four victims to the hospital.



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