Oh my! You never know what kind of person you work with!

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Registered: 02-13-2001
Oh my! You never know what kind of person you work with!
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Thu, 09-13-2012 - 7:25am

My DD called this morning. Apparently a young man her DH worked with and shared a ride to the job with has been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill! Incredible. All she could think of was thank goodness it wasn't her husband because "what if" her DH had made this guy mad for some reason? What a maniac and they had no clue!

Ironically the shooting happened on Good Neighbor Ridge Road.

Sharon

 

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Registered: 02-13-2001

Sounds logical to me, especially in todays world!

Sharon

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Registered: 10-12-2004
The point in our law is that the violence doesn't need to be work related. Someone in this situation would not be allowed to return to the work environment while their charges are pending. Only would be able to return if charges were dropped or they were found innocent. The laws works in review when considering the safety of other employees - guilty until found innocent is the attitude to minimize risk to others.

Dee
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Registered: 02-13-2001

Sounds like a great law. Luckily in this instance it wasn't work related. There must have been something going on between these two men to bring about such violence! Considering how poorly our local news follows up on stories, we'll probably never know. Maybe my SIL can find out.

Sharon

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Registered: 10-12-2004
You would be surprised at the amount of people who have a violent past in the workplace. In Ontario, we have introduced a law requiring companies to deal with situations when they are aware of any allegations of violence. This can be in or out of the workplace. For example, someone charged with domestic abuse, even if it's minor, may not continue to work in the same enviroment as other employees until they are cleared of all charges. The decision can be to place them in a work from home situation or to put them on a leave of absence.

Dee
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Registered: 02-13-2001

It is Judy, and you never know when or where. Very scary indeed.

Sharon

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Registered: 01-13-2005

It is so sad that some people think that violence solves everything!  Shew - scary stuff!

-Judy