Awareness means understanding that behaviors left unchecked can escalate into violence. If there is a behavior that makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, don’t ignore it. Take action well before the point at which violence might occur. If you or someone you know is concerned about bullying in the workplace, contact your supervisor, manager, academic advisor, human resources professional or Security who should notify a member of the multidisciplinary Risk Assessment Team either in person, by phone, or using the Report a Threat or Risk form.
Reported behaviors of moderate to severe bullying are responded to and handled in a manner that respects the privacy of all involved. If indicated, a thorough, systematic, and consistent evaluation may occur which results in findings, guidance and recommendations to management.
Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System have adopted policies that call for zero tolerance of violent behavior, threats, bullying, and intimidation. Johns Hopkins will not permit employment-based retaliation against anyone who, in good faith, brings a complaint of workplace violence or who speaks as a witness in the investigation of a complaint of workplace violence.