Latest Workplace violence News

Walmart employees hurt in Virginia shooting out of hospital

Dec. 06, 2022 11:27 AM EST

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — The last two patients who were wounded when a Walmart employee in Virginia opened fire on his co-workers in an employee break room have been released from the hospital. Mike Kafka, a spokesperson for Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, told The Virginian-Pilot...

Global survey: workplace violence, harassment is widespread

Dec. 05, 2022 23:56 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The first attempt to survey the extent of violence and harassment at work around the globe has found that workplace abuse is widespread, and particularly pronounced among young people, migrants, and wage earners, especially women. More than 22% of the nearly...

Minnesota nurses authorize second strike, starting Dec. 11

Dec. 01, 2022 12:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nurses at 16 hospitals in the Twin Cities and Duluth areas have authorized workers to go on a second strike, which union leaders said Thursday will begin on Dec. 11 if a contract deal is not reached in coming days. The Minnesota Nurses Association said the...

Virginia Walmart mass shooting survivor files $50M lawsuit

Nov. 29, 2022 17:36 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Walmart employee who survived last week's mass shooting at a store in Virginia has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the company for allegedly continuing to employ the shooter — a store supervisor — “who had known propensities for violence, threats and strange...

Walmart shooting raises need for violence prevention at work

Nov. 28, 2022 14:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The mass shooting Wednesday at a Walmart in Virginia was only the latest example of a workplace shooting perpetrated by an employee. But while many companies provide active shooter training, experts say there is much less focus on how to prevent workplace violence,...

Walmart shooter left 'death note,' bought gun day of killing

Nov. 25, 2022 16:27 PM EST

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — The Walmart supervisor who fatally shot six co-workers at a store in Virginia bought the gun just hours before the killings and left a note on his phone accusing colleagues of mocking him, authorities said Friday. “Sorry everyone but I did not plan this I...

Teenage employee among 6 killed in Virginia Walmart shooting

Nov. 25, 2022 14:18 PM EST

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A 16-year-old helping his family. A custodian and father of two. A mother with wedding plans. A happy-go-lucky guy. A longtime employee. That’s how friends and family described some of the six people killed at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, when a...

Adidas investigates after ex-workers allege Ye misconduct

Nov. 25, 2022 10:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Adidas says it is investigating allegations of inappropriate workplace conduct by the rapper formerly known as Kanye West that ex-employees made in an anonymous letter also accusing the German sportswear brand of looking the other way. Adidas, which made his Yeezy...

Witness: Walmart shooter seemed to target certain people

Nov. 24, 2022 17:32 PM EST

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — The Walmart supervisor who shot and killed six co-workers in Virginia seemed to target people and fired at some victims after they were already hit and appeared to be dead, said a witness who was present when the shooting started. Jessica Wilczewski said that...

Senior UK government member resigns amid bullying claims

Nov. 08, 2022 17:00 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A senior member of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's government announced his resignation Tuesay night after mounting allegations that he bullied colleagues. Gavin Williamson announced his resignation as minister of state without portfolio in letter posted on Twitter, four...