A: Employers have a legal obligation to provide a safe workplace for their employees. Unfortunately, workplace violence is a modern reality. Don’t write off a threat because you think the employee is simply venting his or her frustration at being fired. Refer to your workplace violence prevention program and procedures. You may need to secure the premises, notify security and local law enforcement, and take other precautions.
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