During the hectic and emotional time surrounding the death of a loved one, people are often feel overwhelmed by the many tasks and decisions that must be made concerning the funeral and burial. Taking care of details at a business or workplace may not even come to mind. These first steps in handling things with your employer will allow the workplace to be supportive during the difficult first days following the loss.
When the death occurs because of a purposeful act of violence, the very foundations of routine and security are left in shambles. The individuals left not only mourn the loss, but wrestle with attempts to explain the “Why” of the circumstance. Why would someone do this? Why did it happen to this person? Why am I still alive? There is a very real loss of safety and well-being.
Many companies and respective employees are taking precautions and preventative measures to curb violence in the workplace and properly respond in the event that an act of violence is committed. Workplace violence can have a detrimental effect on a business, from management and employees to public perception and sales.