Category Archives: Workplace Safety

Employers Beware: The Hidden Dangers of Utah’s Public Policy on Self-Defense

On September 17, 2015, the Utah Supreme Court held that an employee who is terminated for violating their employer’s “no-confrontation” policy can maintain a claim of wrongful discharge so long as that employee (1) reasonably believed that force was necessary … Continue reading

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Co-worker Safety Trumps Employee’s Right to Disability Accommodation After Making Death Threats

Employers’ hands are often bound when balancing workplace morale with their duty to accommodate employees with mental or behavioral health issues. However, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently clarified the limit of the employer’s duties in … Continue reading

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