Commercial Landlord Liability for Workplace Violence Control
December 12, 2019 | By Sara A. McCormick and Arwa Abdelmoula
The issue of premises security was met with heightened scrutiny in the wake of September 11, 2001, and has continued to grow in prominence in the wake of mass shootings across the United States. While terrorist attacks are relatively rare, workplace violence is not. In December of 2017, a fired law firm employee in Long Beach, California, killed one person and seriously injured another. Earlier this year, a disgruntled employee killed 12 co-workers and injured four in Virginia Beach. In fact, about two million people each year report workplace violence, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)—and the real number is likely higher.