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Fisher Phillips Attorney Explains Workplace Violence and General Duty Clause Violations

5.24.19

The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission recently ruled that the Occupational Safety and Health Act's general duty clause requires employers to protect employees from incidents of workplace violence. In a contributed article in American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Weekly, Louisville associate Megan U’Sellis outlines a recent decision – Secretary of Labor v. Integra Health Management, Inc. – in which the Commission affirmed a citation issued to a social services provider after one of its employees was fatally stabbed by a mentally ill client.

This article is only available in the May 2019 print edition of AHLA Weekly.

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