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Some Thoughts on Sandy Hook and Workplace Violence

For what it's worth, and because these events of unmistakable tragedy seem to be occurring at a more rapid clip, let me share some of my previous thoughts on how to cope when violence invades the workplace.

December 17, 2012
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There is nothing to say that can capture the grief and inhumanity we all witnessed last Friday, Dec. 14. For what it's worth, and because these events of unmistakable tragedy seem to be occurring at a more rapid clip, let me share some of my previous thoughts on how to cope when violence invades the workplace.

In the wake of this tragedy, lots will be written about the need for tougher gun laws, better help for the mentally ill, and whether 24/7 news coverage of these tragic events helps encourage the next person to shoot for his 15 minutes of fame. The reality is that nothing can stop these events from happening. If an evil or sick person wants to get his or her hands on some guns and impose his evil or illness on a group of innocent people, there is nothing anyone to can do to stop it. All we can do is offer our prayers in its aftermath.

Written by Jon Hyman, a partner in the Labor & Employment group of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz. For more information, contact Jon at (216) 736-7226 or jth@kjk.com.

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