Employers rights, workplace violence….?

where do i start???….We have an employee who is divorcing her husband and he calls our office and makes threats. We have called the police twice and have the building security on alert about the situation. He calls saying he is coming with a gun, etc….. OK…so now, what do we do as an employer??? We are a pediatric office so if this guy actually comes to the office, we have kids, parents, other staff, etc…all in the office who could actually get hurt. What rights do we have???? We have more than one clinic and have given this employee the option of moving to another area within the clinic..but, we are moving other employees around to accomodate her and this might not even work in keeping him from harrasing her. Any help would be appreciated. By the way we are in Texas.

some addtl info, our employee has filed a restraining order on her soon to be ex, we have security on high alert, have contacted the local police. I know our employee has not done anything wrong…..but, i feel like the system isnt making it easy for us to protect our employees either. We contacted the local workforce for advice, they said we can only try to protect the employees, pts, etc…with all the info you guys said, restraining order, police, etc..but in the end we have no way of completely protecting ourselves from this person unless we fire the employee and pay unemployment, plus our taxes will go up. Not that we want to fire her bcuz we dont….but its like we have to wait for him to do something to someone before they can arrest him….we are at our wits end. The restraining order doesnt do much if they dont actually catch him here. We can only file an information report….WTF…so…yeah, thats where we are at.

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This is a delicate situation because you need to protect your employees in any way possible. File for a restraining order immediately. If you believe this to be a true threat you have to do your utmost to prevent something from happening. Keep security on high alert and inside as well as outside the building if at all possible. You want to let the employees know, but this is difficult because you don’t want to cause a panic either.

I think the first step is to contact the police and ask their advice and then get that restraining order filed immediately.

Good luck!

You can have him arrested for phone harassment, or other crimes for the threatening calls.

You can get a restraining order against him to keep him away.

You can hire more security.

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  • This is a delicate situation because you need to protect your employees in any way possible. File for a restraining order immediately. If you believe this to be a true threat you have to do your utmost to prevent something from happening. Keep security on high alert and inside as well as outside the building if at all possible. You want to let the employees know, but this is difficult because you don’t want to cause a panic either.

    I think the first step is to contact the police and ask their advice and then get that restraining order filed immediately.

    Good luck!

    Source(s): HR Specialist – years

  • You can have him arrested for phone harassment, or other crimes for the threatening calls.

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    You can get a restraining order against him to keep him away.

    You can hire more security.

    Source(s): + years Law Enforcement

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