Listed below are the five types of violence that occur in the workplace:
- Armed Robbery
This is the most prevalent form; constituting approximately 75-80% of workplace violence. The assailant(s) use force to obtain money and / or goods.
- Customer / Client-on-Employee / Supervisor
This type of crime differs from armed robbery in the respect that monetary gain is not the motivation for violence.
- Employee or Former Employee-on-Fellow Employees and / or Supervisors
This is perhaps the most notorious type of workplace violence; otherwise known as the “disgruntled employee”.
- Spouse / Partner-on-Employee
This type of incident is usually an artifact of domestic violence that spills over into the workplace.
- Terrorism / Hate Crime
This type of workplace violence is typically motivated by intentions to advance a religious or political agenda.