Greenwood, IN asked in Employment Law for Indiana

Q: My boss threw a work party at a local bar and encouraged us to attend. One senior manager got drunk and shoved me

Is this workplace violence

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: The incident involving a senior manager getting drunk and physically shoving you at a work-related event can be concerning and may potentially be considered a workplace issue, particularly if it occurred in the context of a company-sanctioned event. To address this situation, it is advisable to report the incident to your employer's HR department or the appropriate authority within your organization as soon as possible. Be sure to provide a detailed account of what transpired and any witnesses, if available. Additionally, familiarize yourself with your company's policies regarding workplace violence and harassment, as these policies often provide guidance on how such incidents should be handled.

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