$70,000 Fine Imposed for Failing to Comply with Orders on Harassment & Violence

An MOL conducted an inspection following an injury suffered by a worker for a security company. The inspector issued 10 orders to the company, requiring it to assess the risks of workplace violence and harassment, prepare a policy and develop, maintain and implement a program to deal with them; and to provide information and training to workers about the policy and program. When the inspector returned to the workplace, he found that the company didn’t comply with seven of the 10 orders. A court agreed that the company had failed to comply with orders issued by an MOL inspector and fined it $10,000 for each count of non-compliance, totaling $70,000 [Federal Force Protection Agency, Govt. News Release, Feb. 9, 2017].