Consulting & Investigations
Harassment, Assaults and Threats
Violence and threats in the workplace goes beyond physical assault to include threatening behavior, verbal or written threats and abuse, offensive jokes, slurs, epithets or name calling. To be unlawful, the conduct must create a work environment that would be intimidating, hostile, or offensive to reasonable people.
The monetary cost of harassment suits equaled $80.5 million in 2009. Your only defense against harassment lawsuits - according to the Supreme Court - is an effective complaint and investigation procedure. ISS can help you investigate claims of harassment, assaults and threats and determine if you reasonably tried to prevent the harassing behavior and take prompt and corrective action.