Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is recognized as a specific category of crime and generally falls into four broad categories.

TYPE 1:  Violent acts by criminals who have no other connection with the workplace, but enter to commit robbery or another crime.

TYPE 2:  Violence directed at employees by customers, clients, patients, students, inmates, or any others for whom an organization provides services.

TYPE 3:  Violence against coworkers, supervisors, or managers by a present or former employee.

TYPE 4:  Violence committed in the workplace by someone who doesn’t work there, but has a personal relationship with an employee—an abusive spouse or domestic partner.

The University Police will investigate all reported acts of violence separate and independent from any other University investigation.

All acts of Workplace violence should be reported immediately to the University Police (852-6111), directly to the departmental supervisor, the departmental director, and the University's Department of Human Resources.  Supervisors receiving a report of a violent act should contact the University Police and the University's Department of Human Resources immediately.

If you have been a victim of work place violence, have information concerning violence or possible violence in the workplace, or if you need more information concerning workplace violence please call the University of Louisville Police Department at 852-6111.