Poppick Quoted On How Employers Can Maintain A Safe WorkplaceThe Connecticut Law Tribune September 28, 2009
David Poppick, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment, and Litigation practices in the Stamford and New York offices, was quoted by The Connecticut Law Tribune on how companies can best maintain a "safe and healthful" work environment, as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).
In the article, "Taking Aim At Workplace Disputes," Poppick pointed out that companies should be prepared to face litigation not only from instances of extreme violence but also those arising from instances of alleged abusive behavior, "including shouting matches where a person felt threatened." One common claim, he said, is infliction of emotional distress.
In the 1990s, one study that found workplace violence tort cases averaged $500,000 per settlement and a $3 million per jury verdict.