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Violence and the Workplace

Exploring Employee Rights and Remedies

By Sharon M. Dietrich, Maurice Emsellem & Sue McNeil

Despite widespread public concern about the rights of crime victims, their right to preserve their employment is extremely limited. This article analyzes avenues available for individuals to challenge dismissals related to their status as victims of violence while on or off the job. It summarizes the available federal and state statutory remedies, as well as common-law theories applicable to the issue.

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