SUBJECT: Assault or Abuse of Employees
I. Board Policy
The Board recognizes that employees should
not be subject to abuse in the workplace, and delegates to the District Administration
responsibility for developing guidelines for handling incidents of verbal
and physical abuse.
II. Administration Policy
Abuse will be considered any verbal or physical conduct which
places an employee at risk or in fear of personal safety including verbal
or physical threats, gross profanity, intimidating gestures, or physical contact
such as kicking, striking, pushing, or physically assaulting with or without
a weapon. Abusive conduct, physical or verbal, will not be tolerated.
A. Procedures for handling abuse/assault incidents.
1. Employees will take appropriate precautionary
measures to avoid abuse/assault incidents.
2. If an abuse/assault incident occurs,
abused employees will immediately notify their immediate supervisor.
3. The immediate supervisor will conduct
an initial evaluation of the incident, requesting assistance from his/her
division administrator, Jordan District police officers or other police officers
In cases of abuse/assault or threatened abuse/assault, an employee may be
removed from the building until the immediate supervisor determines it is
safe for the employee to return.
Employees who are removed from a building for safety reasons shall be placed
on leave with pay.
Paid leave taken for safety reasons does not impact the individual's other
4. Statements will be taken from all parties
involved and from witnesses to the incident.
5. Related evidence will be gathered or
6. Victims of physical abuse will undergo
a physical examination by a qualified physician at district expense even if
injury is minimal.
7. The district will make restitution
to an employee for verifiable damage or loss of personal property to the extent
the district's liability insurance provides such coverage.
8. Employees whose clothing, glasses,
or other items worn upon the body are damaged or destroyed as the result of
an assault shall be reimbursed for verifiable damages.
B. Disposition of abuse/assault incidents
1. All incidents of employee abuse will
be reported to the District compliance officer.
2. The District compliance officer will
be responsible to follow through with the case and take the necessary steps
to assure that the issue is resolved and appropriate disciplinary policies
and procedures are implemented.
These policies have been developed and
approved by the Jordan School District Board of Education for exclusive
use within Jordan School District. Any use by a person or organization
outside of Jordan School District is not authorized by the school district.
Jordan School District bears no responsibility for such unauthorized
use or adaptation of the policies of Jordan School District. Any party
copying or revising these policies for its own use does so at its own
risk and responsibility as to applicability and legal sufficiency.
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