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8030 : Assault & Battery Claim Against Employer
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Memo 8030-0-1: Assault & Battery Claim Against Employer TABLE OF CONTENTS
     DEFINITION OF ASSAULT AND BATTERY
     EMPLOYERS MAY BE LIABLE FOR THREATS OR ATTACKS AGAINST EMPLOYEES
     EMPLOYERS MAY BE LIABLE FOR ASSAULT AND BATTERY IN UNUSUAL SITUATIONS
     LEGAL CONSEQUENCES
     ADDITIONAL POINT
     RELATED MEMOS/FORMS

QUESTIONS
What are the legal definitions of assault and battery?
Is a company liable if one employee commits an assault on another?
Is a company liable for assault and battery by a customer against an employee?
Are the injuries from an assault and battery covered by workers' compensation?
May employees claim that routine searches are unlawful battery?
What are the possible penalties if a company is liable for assault and battery?
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Note: This Memo applies to all employees, whether exempt, non-exempt, full-time, part-time, temporary, new, or regular.1

DEFINITION OF ASSAULT AND BATTERY

Violence is a leading cause of workplace injuries and when employees are attacked or suffer physical injuries, they may have a claim against their employer for assault and battery.

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