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In response to the recent increase in tragic events of workplace violence, Balch & Bingham LLP will host the firm’s first Workplace Violence Prevention Summit on March 6, 2015. The Summit will provide employers, HR professionals, business owners and managers with strategies to prevent acts of workplace violence, ways to identify potential worksite violence and to mitigate associated legal risks.

“Employers have a responsibility to protect employees in the workplace and to remain up to date on policies and procedures that could prevent acts of workplace violence,” said Douglas B. Kauffman, partner in Balch’s Labor & Employment Section. “The Workplace Violence Prevention Summit will help facilitate a dialogue for employers to become more aware of their role in preventing workplace violence.”

Sessions will include:

  • Case Studies and Preventative Security Measures, Carol Dodgen, owner of Dodgen Security Consulting
  • Red Flag Behaviors to Spot Potential Worksite Violence, Dr. Lita A. Clark, president of the Employee Assistance Program of American Behavioral
  • Legal Risks When Dealing or Not Dealing With Workplace Violence, Douglas B. Kauffman, partner in Balch’s Labor & Employment Section

The Workplace Violence Prevention Summit will take place on Friday, March 6, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Balch’s Birmingham office, located at 1901 6th Avenue North, Suite 1500 in Birmingham, Ala. There is no cost to attend the Summit, however, registration is required. Please register online to reserve your space prior to Wednesday, March 4, 2015.