IN THE WORKPLACE: What constitutes an act or threat of workplace violence?
A THREAT OF VIOLENCE is an indication of intent to harm a person or
property. A THREAT may be made verbally, in writing , or through physical
An ACT OF VIOLENCE is an action taken with intent to harm a person
or destroy property.
Cubic will not tolerate
any violence in the workplace that is verbal, written or physical
in nature to any employee, customer, vendor and/or visitor.
Cubic's emphasis is that
each individual has the responsibility to report any threat or violent
action immediately to their management and/or the Human Resources
Cubic will initiate,
if needed, and will cooperate in criminal prosecution and discipline,
as appropriate, the employee(s) who engage in an act or threat of
workplace violence, up to and including termination.
It is recognized that
there are different kinds of violent behaviors which require different
interventions. These behaviors are categorized by levels. Understanding
these levels is important because violent behaviors rarely remain
static. If not addressed at an early state, these behaviors escalate.
In addition, having an understanding of the levels is important
as the procedures or guidelines for responding to the behaviors