The Boston Globe’s Job Doc column recently quoted MBJ attorney Dan Field in an article addressing a worker’s threats of violence against his co-workers (see the Boston Sunday Globe of 4/8/07). The Globe article responds to an employee’s questions about the propriety of an employer’s response to a troubled worker’s threats to kill other employees. The story also explores employers’ legal responsibilities for curbing workplace violence, and employers’ potential civil and criminal liability when violence occurs at a place of business.
The Globe Job Doc column appears bi-weekly and provides advice concerning workplace matters. The column also answers readers’ questions about the law covering the workplace. Dan has been frequently quoted in the column.
The Globe article and the Job Doc column is available at http://bostonworks.boston.com/news/.