Workplace Violence Policy


This template is a workplace violence policy that California employers may use not only to inform employees of their employer's commitment to maintaining a safe working environment, but also assist the employer in defending against claims for injuries caused by workplace violence. This template includes practical guidance, drafting notes, and an optional clause. This template is intended for private employers. Employers may include this policy in an employee handbook or distribute it as a standalone policy. It is based on California and federal law. This template does not satisfy the requirements for the workplace violence prevention plan required for health care employers under the California Occupational Safety and Health Act's workplace violence standard. See 8 CCR 3342. For more information on required workplace violence prevention plans for health care employers, see the drafting note to the first paragraph of this workplace violence policy. For more information on workplace ...