Violence & Disruptive Behavior in the Workplace

Incidents of violence in the workplace are considered to be serious misconduct and will not be tolerated.

All University community members share the responsibility to maintain a climate of behavior that discourages violence, aggression or bullying behavior.

Bullying behavior is defined as a persistent pattern of negative behavior based upon a real or perceived power imbalance which belittles another member of the unit. Acts of violence and aggression include verbal or physical actions that are intended to create fear or apprehension of bodily harm or threaten the safety of others in our workplace. This could include actions by any member of the University community as well as incidents in personal lives that could affect the workplace. 

Report any such acts of violence to your supervisor and/or department head; Staff HR Services at (734) 763-2387; Health System HR Services at (734) 647-2385; or the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) at (734) 936-8660.

In the case of an emergency, contact the University of Michigan Police Department at 911 or (734) 763-1131 or text 377911.

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