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Old 10-10-2008, 09:39 PM
 
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I manage a homeless shelter and one of my coworkers put his hand on a client that possed no threat to anyone.

The client and another client were arguing and noone in the argument were getting physical nor did any client pose a threat to any of the staff or themselves.

My coworker picked the guy up and through down a stairwell. To be honest I think this coworker is a bully and always wanted to do that.

He tried to get smart with me when I first started working there and I put his ass in check very fast. He's a cocky guy and I just don't care for him at all.

What rights do he client have? We have a staff meeting every Monday and I am going to be sure we discuss this.

Sure, the clients DO get on our nerves but they never pose any threats. When you put your hands on someone and abuse your power/position, that's going to far.

I will recommend the coworer gets fired.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:48 PM
 
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I would think the client has plenty of rights to sue the shelter and the individual for the assault and battery. This is horrible. Is the man ok?
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Old 10-11-2008, 12:17 AM
 
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OMG he threw a man down some stairs. Ugh, that is freaky.
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Old 10-11-2008, 12:57 AM
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Did anyone help the client? Is the coworker a supervisor or something because shouldnt the supervisor have been notified right them and there?
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Old 10-11-2008, 03:12 AM
 
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We(coworker and myself) are both supervisors. The client was helped. The person that was contacted was our Director. Maybe he is dealing with it but I have not heard anything yet. I'll be sure to inquire on Monday during the staff meeting.





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Did anyone help the client? Is the coworker a supervisor or something because shouldnt the supervisor have been notified right them and there?
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:34 AM
 
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I think you should have called the cops. And allowing the coworker to stay there after it happened is irresponsible and sends him the wrong message. His firing should have been swift and he should have been escorted off the premises. What a jerk he is.
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Old 10-11-2008, 06:22 AM
 
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I think you should have called the cops. And allowing the coworker to stay there after it happened is irresponsible and sends him the wrong message. His firing should have been swift and he should have been escorted off the premises. What a jerk he is.
Absolutely!...........if anything happens at work,( i deal with the public extensively ).........the cops/ambulance/supervisors are called immediately. Because this was not done........it could drag out much longer. For future reference only, if he's that much of a hot head you won't have long to wait
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:16 AM
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So what ever happend with this? Was the coworker fired...suspened...arrested?
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:49 AM
 
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Listening in......
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:17 AM
 
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Was this documented in an incident log/report?

Surely there are policies and procedures in place for handling situations like this. And hopefully, a clients bil of rights-type statement.

Glad that you are following up. If he did that in front of witnesses, imagine what he might do with no audience present.

I hope that he is terminated.....just before being thrown down the stairwell.
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