Dangerous, Disruptive, or Disturbing Employee

If you encounter a DANGEROUS employee or an employee is threatening harm to self or others:

  • Call 9-1-1.

If you encounter a DISRUPTIVE or DISTURBING employee (without immediate concern for safety):

  • Attempt to deescalate the situation; offer to find someone to assist in problem-solving; meet and work on a solution.
  • Consult with the UFHR Employee Relations Office and notify your supervisor.
  • If needed, consult with the Employee Assistance Program.
  • Work with your supervisor and the UFHR Employee Relations Office to develop a plan.
  • Implement the plan and follow up with recommended resources and your supervisor.
  • Document your actions and conversations.

If you encounter a TROUBLED employee (without immediate concern for safety):

  • Consult the Employee Assistance Program and UFHR Employee Relations Office.
  • Address the situation directly and how it relates to the positions; have someone else present with the two of you.
  • Do not make promises of confidentiality.
  • Refer employees to campus and community mental health resources.


UF Human Resources (UFHR)


UFHR – Employee Assistance Program: (833) 306-0103 (24/7 access to a licensed counselor)

UFPD: (352) 392-1111

UFHR Employee Relations: (352) 392-1072

Office of Victim Services: (352) 392-5648

Alachua County Crisis Center: (352) 264-6789

Version Date: February 2024