Violence in the Workplace
The college is committed to providing a safe work environment for all employees and students. The college responds promptly to threats, acts of violence, and acts of aggression by employees or against employees by coworkers, students, members of the public or others. The college's Workplace Violence Policy, in accordance with federal and state laws regarding workplace safety, sets forth standards for employee conduct, guidelines for reasonable precautions and outlines appropriate responses to violent acts or threats of violence should they occur in the workplace.
Any employee, student or visitor who makes threats of violence, implied or direct, on college property or any college location may be subject to removal from the premises.
Domestic Violence in the Workplace
Domestic violence occurs within a wide spectrum of relationships, including married and formerly married couples, couples with children in common, couples who live together or have lived together, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples and couples who are dating or who have dated in the past.
Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of coercive tactics, which can include physical, psychological, sexual, economic and emotional abuse perpetrated by one person against an adult intimate partner, with the goal of establishing and maintaining power and control over the victim. In addition to exacting a tremendous toll from the individuals it directly affects, domestic violence often spills over into the workplace, compromising the safety of both victims and co-workers and resulting in lost productivity, increased health-care costs, increased absenteeism and increased employee turnover.
Domestic violence is behavior that cannot be tolerated. To that end the college's Domestic Violence in the Workplace Policy provides information and support to employees who are victims of such abuse.