Dangerous, Disruptive or Disturbing Employee

gatorsafe_icon_web_DISRUPTIVEEMPLOYEEIf an individual is dangerous or threatening harm to self or others call 9-1-1 immediately.

 

If you encounter a disruptive or disturbing employee

If you are NOT concerned for your immediate safety or that of others:

  • Attempt to deescalate the situation; offer to find someone to assist in problem-solving; meet and work on a solution.
  • Consult with the HRS Employee Relations Office and notify your supervisor.
  • If needed consult with the Employee Assistance Program.
  • Work with your supervisor and the HRS 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 your encounter a troubled employee

If you are NOT concerned for your immediate safety or that of others:

  • Consult the Employee Assistance Program and Employee Relations.
  • 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 employee to campus and community mental health resources.

Resources:

  • University Police (352) 392-1111
  • Employee Assistance Program (352) 392-5787
  • HRS Employee Relations (352) 392-1072
  • Alachua County Crisis Center (352) 264-6789
  • Office of Victim Services (352) 392-5648

 

Source: Human Resources Services

Additional information available at: http://hr.ufl.edu/working-at-uf/support/employees-in-distress/

Version Date: August 2016