There is increasing pressure on all workplaces to assess certain behaviors, language, attitudes, and gestures that may appear intimidating, harassing, threatening, or unsafe to others.
All members of the Johns Hopkins community are responsible for creating and maintaining a safe workplace and academic environment. In order to reaffirm their commitment to a safe working and learning environment, 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.
Johns Hopkins University
In recent years, the subject of violence on college and university campuses and in the workplace has received increasing attention as violent events have been widely reported in the media. This policy is intended to guide members of the Johns Hopkins community both in preventing acts of violence and in responding to them when they occur on or in relation to the university's campuses. Information regarding incidents of violent conduct and threats of violence will be investigated, and, if warranted, disciplinary action will be taken in accordance with applicable procedures. The university will notify law enforcement authorities of criminal conduct.
The university is particularly concerned about the increase in reports of sexual offenses occurring on the nation’s campuses. The university has adopted this policy addressing sexual violence (and sexual assault) in order to inform faculty, staff, and students of their rights in the event they are involved in an incident of sexual violence, and of the services available to victims of sexual violence.
Johns Hopkins Health System
Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) and the Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation (JHHSC) are committed to providing a safe and secure workplace and an environment free from physical violence, threats, and intimidation. Employees are expected to report to work to perform their jobs in a nonviolent manner. JHH/JHHSC believe that violence is a form of serious misconduct that undermines the integrity of the employment relationship. Conduct and behaviors of physical violence, threats, or intimidation by an employee may result in disciplinary action up to and including discharge, and/or other appropriate action.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Bayview Medical Center is committed to the prevention of workplace violence and the maintenance of a safe and secure working environment for all employees. The Medical Center will not tolerate any type of workplace violence committed by employees, former employees, patients, visitors, vendors, contractors, or others at any Medical Center facility or while engaged in business with or on behalf of the Medical Center.
Johns Hopkins Home Care Group
Workplace Anti-Violence Policy (page 38)
Johns Hopkins Home Care Group (JHHCG) is committed to providing a safe and secure workplace and an environment free from physical violence, threats, and intimidation. Therefore, it is expected that all employees will report to the worksite to perform their jobs in a non-violent manner. In addition, Hopkins believes that violence is a form of serious misconduct that undermines the integrity of the employment relationship. Conduct and behaviors of physical violence, threats, or intimidation by an employee may result in disciplinary action up to and including discharge, and/or other appropriate action.