Workplace Threats and Violence

Nothing is more important to Limestone University than the safety and security of its employees. Threats, threatening behavior, or acts of violence against employees, visitors, guests, or other individuals by anyone on Limestone University owned or leased property will not be tolerated. Violations of this policy will lead to disciplinary action, which may include dismissal, arrest, and prosecution under applicable federal, state, and local statutes.

Any person who makes a substantial threat, exhibits threatening behavior, or engages in violent language or acts on Limestone University owned or leased property shall be removed from the premises as quickly as safety permits. Such persons shall remain off Limestone University premises pending the outcome of an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the event. Upon the conclusion of the investigation, the University administration will initiate appropriate actions to prevent reoccurrence and deter future occurrences of such events. Actions may include, but may not be limited to, suspension and/or termination of any business relationships, reassignment of duties, suspension or termination of employment, and/or criminal prosecution of the person or persons involved.

All Limestone University employees are responsible for notifying their immediate supervisor or an officer of the University of any threats which they have witnessed, received, or has been told that another person has witnessed or received. Even without an actual threat, employees should report any behavior which they regard as threatening and which could lead to actual violence at the workplace.

Any employee who applies for or obtains a protective or restraining order which lists Limestone University as being a protected area must provide a copy of the petition and declarations used to seek the order to the Vice President for Financial Affairs. Moreover, a copy of any protective or restraining order which is granted must also be provided to the Vice President for Financial Affairs.

The designated University officer to administer workplace threats and violence policy is the Vice President for Financial Affairs.

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