Legal Issues for Associations in the Age of Workplace Violence

Legal Issues for Associations in the Age of Workplace Violence

Legal By: Lou Novick and Jonathan T. Howe

Stories of offices and other workplaces rocked by violence are all too common. While it's easy to think it will never happen to you, association leaders need to understand and prepare for the legal risks and insurance issues raised by this frightening prospect.

The tragedy of workplace violence in America is nothing new. Fortunately, there have been few reported episodes involving associations. However, association executives charged with risk management may conclude that history is a reliable indicator of future expectations, and, as a result, essential planning to address potential legal risks and insurance coverage may be overlooked. ...