In the Courts: Employer Failed to Protect Murdered Service Coordinator, ALJ Affirms

August 14, 2015 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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In a case involving a client's murder of a social service coordinator, an administrative law judge (ALJ) has upheld findings that her employer, a company that provides community-based nonclinical support for people with healthcare and social service needs, failed to protect her from workplace violence, according to a July 1, 2015, press release from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The employee met with "dangerous and violent clients" in their homes, providing case management services for them. She also transported clients in her vehicle so...

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