Violence in the Workplace

Launch has adopted a policy prohibiting workplace violence. Consistent with this policy, acts or threats of physical violence, including intimidation, harassment, and/or coercion, which involve or affect Launch or which occur on Launch property will not be tolerated. Acts or threats of violence include conduct which is sufficiently severe, offensive, or intimidating to alter the employment conditions at Launch or to create a hostile, abusive, or intimidating work environment for one or several employees. Examples of workplace violence include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • All threats or acts of violence occurring on Launch premises, regardless of the relationship between Launch and the parties involved.
  • All threats or acts of violence which occur off Launch premises involving someone who is acting in the capacity of a representative of Launch.

Specific examples of conduct, which may be considered threats or acts of violence, include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Hitting or shoving an individual.
  • Threatening an individual or his/her family, friends, associates, or property with harm.
  • Intentional destruction or threatening to destroy Launch property.
  • Making harassing or threatening phone calls.
  • Harassing surveillance or stalking (following or watching someone).
  • Unauthorized possession or inappropriate use of firearms or weapons.

Launch’s prohibition against threats and acts of violence applies to all persons involved in Launch operation, including but not limited to personnel, contract, and temporary workers and anyone else on Launch property. Violations of this policy by any individual on Launch property will lead to disciplinary action, up to and including termination and/or legal action as appropriate. All employees are encouraged to report incidents of threats or acts of physical violence of which they are aware to their supervisors.