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- A retailer that was sued after an employee was assaulted during a robbery is not liable for the employee’s injuries. According to an Ohio appellate court, despite two prior robberies, the employer could not have predicted with certainty that the injury would occur. The court ruled that the employee could not prove that the company knew an employee would be harmed because neither of the previous two robberies resulted in harm to an employee. (Toner v. Monro Muffler and Brake, Court of Appeals for Montgomery County, Ohio, No. 22227, 2008)


- A company did not discriminate against an employee when it refused to let him perform a dangerous job as long as he was taking narcotics for pain, ruled a federal appeals court, because it did not consider the employee incapable of performing less dangerous jobs.

Steps Toward Career Success

- Security education and experience are two rungs on the security career ladder; others are strategies such as becoming an expert and networking.


- A man who was fired after ending a consensual sexual relationship with his boss cannot sue for retaliation stemming from sexual harassment, according to a federal appeals court.

How to Handle a Crisis

- Managers must train employees, develop protocols, and design record-keeping programs to ensure a solid response during a crisis.

Business Continuity Strategies: Protecting Against Unplanned Disasters, Third Edition

- Businesses wishing to maintain operations amid natural or man-made disasters should make Business Continuity Strategies their go to reference. 

Background Screening and Investigations: Managing Hiring Risk from the HR and Security Perspectives

-  Background Screening and Investigations is a vital resource to properly conduct a background screening or an investigation. 

Preventing Harassment

-   By understanding workplace violence, how to prevent it, and how to respond when a complaint arises, companies significantly reduce the chances of being sued.

Premises Liability

- A property management company is not liable for the death of a man who was shot and killed in a mall parking lot. The Texas Supreme Court ruled the event was not foreseeable and that the company had no duty to protect the man.


- An employee who was fired for illegally taping private conversations between her supervisors cannot pursue a retaliation claim against her employer, ruled a federal appeals court. The employee taped the conversations to learn more about a sexual harassment claim she had filed.

Sexual Harassment

- Companies face greater liability in sexual harassment cases if a supervisor harasses an employee, according to a recent ruling by the Minnesota Supreme Court.


- Violating standard accounting practices is insufficient to invoke whistleblower protection under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a federal appeals court ruled. The plaintiff in the case was fired after complaining about unorthodox accounting practices at his company.

The Biometric Devil's in the Details

- Biometric controls aren't a silver bullet, but there are many advantages to them when using a detailed, strategic approach for deployment. (Online Exclusive)

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