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A customer gets injured during a bank robbery by a robber who was not a former or current employee of the bank. Is it considered a workplace-violence incident? Explain briefly.

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1- A customer gets injured during a bank robbery by a robber who was not a former or current employee of the bank. Is it considered a workplace-violence incident? Explain briefly.

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1) Workplace violence

Firstly, one would have to define what workplace violence is. Then consider the scenario being given to see if it fits the definition.

By strict definition, workplace violence is any violent episode within the workplace, which means it can be instigated by anyone at the workplace at that point in time. For example, in a hospital, we have a zero tolerance for workplace violence which includes abuse from patients towards health care professionals.

The counterargument to this is that, traditionally, people have always referred to workplace violence as an often hidden problem in workplaces where employees are being violent towards others. In this sense, the seemingly unprovoked violence in the scenario of the bank doesn't seem to fit that definition.

That said, the first definition is usually the one used by workplaces to define workplace violence - as a result, even if the robber is not a current/former employee, his/her violent acts in the workplace of bankers constitutes a case of workplace violence for the bank.

Keep in mind that workplace violence is not necessarily something that is restricted to certain parties involved in the workplace. Regardless of whether the violent episode is instigated or received by employees, customers or others in the area, the incident is still deemed as a workplace violence incident. Therefore, ...

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