Glossary of Terms and Definitions

Glossary Term: Threats


generally involve any communication of intent to injure that gives an employee reasonable cause to believe there is a risk of injury. A threat against an employee's family arising from the employee's employment is considered a threat against the employee. Examples of threats include: Threats (direct or indirect) delivered in person or through letters, phone calls, or electronic mail; Intimidating or frightening gestures such as shaking fists at another person, pounding a desk or counter, punching a wall, angrily jumping up and down, or screaming; Throwing or striking objects; Stalking; Wielding a weapon, or carrying a concealed weapon for the purpose of threatening or injuring a person; Not controlling a dog menacing (for example, growling at an employee)
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