Workplace Violence

It is the commitment of Gunnison County to strive to maintain a work environment that is free from violent behavior. The county will not tolerate violent behavior or the threat of violent behavior involving an employee or a member of the public at any county work site or against any county work site. Such behavior will result in corrective and/or disciplinary action and potential criminal charges.

Violent behavior is defined as the infliction or threat of any bodily injury, harmful psychological contact, or the destruction or abuse of property. This includes but is not limited to:
  • Arson
  • Intimidating, threatening or hostile behaviors
  • Jokes or offensive comments which are veiled, conditional, direct, written or verbal
  • Physical abuse
  • Sabotage
  • Use or carrying of weapons of any kind
  • Vandalism
Reporting Workplace Violence
An employee who feels that they have been subjected to any behavior prohibited by this policy, or have observed or have knowledge of a violation of this policy, should immediately report it to the human resources director or any member of management. If you feel an imminent threat exists, contact local law enforcement agencies.

All complaints will be taken seriously, investigated, and appropriate action taken.