Labor & Employment Law Seminar: Predicting, Preventing and Responding to Workplace Violence

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Labor & Employment Law Seminar: Predicting, Preventing and Responding to Workplace Violence

We've all seen the terrifying headlines. Almost daily, there are reports of violence erupting in workplaces across the country, ranging from terroristic threats and stalking, to physical assaults, to mass casualty events. Employers need to take all reasonable precautions to protect employees from workplace violence, but employers often struggle with developing an effective workplace violence prevention and response program. 

Please join us for a compelling, candid, and can’t-miss seminar that examines workplace violence from the perspectives of threat assessment, proactive prevention strategies, identifying, managing, and de-escalating potentially violent employees, and responding to active incidents of violence. We’ll also discuss legal issues associated with an employer’s efforts to address problematic workplace behaviors that implicate mental disabilities. 

WHEN: Tuesday, April 18, 2023

WHERE: Riverfront Events
760 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

You will hear from Dr. Raymond Carr, a former FBI agent who has been involved with the investigations of multiple mass shooting and casualty events. Dr. Carr is an expert on threat assessment in the workplace, including red flags that can’t be ignored and best practices for responding to active incidents. 

You also will hear from Dr. Wes Bowman, a clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience consulting with employers on issues such as identifying, managing and de-escalating potentially violent employees, as well as developing effective employee assistance programs that support and maximize the well-being of employees.

Then, Potter Anderson’s labor and employment attorneys will explore legal issues associated with workplace violence prevention and managing employees who are demonstrating concerning or red flag behaviors.

Seminar Schedule*

7:30 am

Breakfast and Networking


8:00 am

Assessing Workplace Threats and Responding to Active Incidents
Speaker: Dr. Raymond J. Carr

Dr. Raymond J. Carr served in law enforcement for 35 years, then retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2014 after almost 26 years. He is a certified police instructor who has provided instruction to federal, state and local law enforcement officers, specializing in crisis management, criminal profiling, hostage negotiations, psychology of the criminal mind, forensic crime scene analysis, death scene investigation, forensic interviewing, and criminal investigation analysis.


10:00 am

Employee Mental Health Issues and Employee Assistance Plans
Speaker: Dr. Wesley R. Bowman

Dr. Wes Bowman is a psychologist and director of Delaware Family Center in Wilmington. He works with adults, couples and families dealing with issues of depression, anxiety, substance disorders and relationship problems. Over the past 34 years, he has also worked with businesses and organizations in a training, consulting and counseling role.


11:00 am

Legal Considerations: Workplace Violence Prevention and Managing Employees Who Demonstrate Concerning Behaviors
Speakers: Jennifer Brady, Jennifer Buckley, Carla Jones, Kathleen McDonough

A panel of Potter Anderson attorneys will lead a discussion on the legal issues associated with workplace violence prevention and managing employees who are demonstrating concerning behaviors.


12:00 pm

Boxed Lunch To-Go



*Please note that our seminar has been extended to a full-morning format to cover these important and thought-provoking topics in depth and allow for Q&A.

REGISTER TODAY!
To register, please email events@potteranderson.com by April 14. There is no fee to attend this program; however, space is limited.

Livestream our seminar:

Join link:

https://potteranderson.webex.com/potteranderson/j.php?MTID=m08e7e9430c06f0836960cdcc5fd88a67

Webinar number: 2335 201 1351

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About Potter Anderson

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP is one of the largest and most highly regarded Delaware law firms, providing legal services to regional, national, and international clients. With more than 90 attorneys, the firm’s practice is centered on corporate law, corporate litigation, intellectual property, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, labor and employment, and real estate.

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