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Zero Tolerance Policy for your Non-Profit

By Alexa Connelly
January 03, 2012

               Issuing a zero tolerance policy for violence in Non-Profit Organizations is one of the most basic and critical preventative measures to ensure a healthy functioning work and volunteer environment. Policies and procedures should be established regarding the zero tolerance act, so all employees and volunteers are on the same page.

Joking around to one person may be interpreted as a threat to another’s well-being. Many behaviors are considered aggressive that most people would not expect. Rolling your eyes at a co-worker or gossiping behind their back is considered aggressive behavior that could be reprimanded.

Violent behaviors in the workplace can include:

  1. Inappropriate language or attitude
  2. Inappropriate  Gesturing
  3.  Physical or written threats
  4. Physical harm to others.

Don’t forget, blogging inappropriately about your boss or the workplace can also get you into trouble! Guidelines for reporting workplace violence and potential outcomes for the culprit should be made known to all employees. For sample policies and procedures logon to www.insureanonprofit.com/research-center.


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