First Reference company logo

First Reference Talks

News and Discussions on Payroll, HR & Employment Law

decorative image

workplace violence in self-defence

Workplace violence in self-defence: what does the law say?

Although some readers believe that any kind of workplace violence is inappropriate, there was a consensus that acting within reason to protect yourself is okay—nobody should be expected to “stand there and take a beating”.


, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Workplace violence in self-defence: What do you think?

If another worker attacks me at work, I’m going to protect myself. Does this law [the Occupational Health and Safety Act] say I can’t do that? What do you think?


, , , , , , , , ,