• Workplace Violence Information 


    The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District is committed to the safety and security of our employees. Workplace violence presents a serious occupational safety hazard to our agency, staff, faculty, and clients. Violence, threats, harassment, intimidation, and other disruptive behavior in our workplace will not be tolerated; that is, all reports of incidents will be taken seriously and will be dealt with appropriately. 


    Acts of violence against any of our employees where any work-related duty is performed will be thoroughly investigated, and appropriate action will be taken, including involving law enforcement authorities when warranted. All employees are responsible for helping to create an environment of mutual respect for each other as well as clients and visitors, following all policies, procedures and practices, and for assisting in maintaining a safe and secure work environment.


    Preventing Workplace Violence in Public Schools


    To help prevent workplace violence in public schools, on September 6, 2023, the NYS Governor signed legislation (S1746/A1120) amending the Workplace Violence Prevention Law (Section 27-b of Labor Law), extending coverage to elementary and secondary public education that was previously exempted. This was done by removing the exemption from the definition of “employer” in the law. The amendment of 12 NYCRR Part 800.6 has also been immediately authorized by the legislation. These changes will be effective 120 days (January 4, 2024) after becoming law.


    What is workplace violence?


    Workplace violence is any physical assault or act of aggressive behavior occurring where an employee performs any work-related duty in the course of his or her employment, including, but not limited to:


    • An attempt or threat, whether verbal or physical, to inflict physical injury upon an employee;
    • Any intentional display of force which would give an employee reason to fear or expect bodily harm;
    • Intentional and wrongful physical contact with a person without his or her consent that entails some injury; or
    • Stalking an employee with the interest in causing fear of physical harm to the physical safety and health of such employee when such stalking has arisen through and in the course of employment.


    Important: If you feel you are, or have been part of a violent workplace incident, or have witnessed an incident, please report this incident, confidentially if desired, by using the POB Workplace Violence Incident Reporting Form by clicking here.


    To learn more about our district's Workplace Violence Prevention Policy Statement, please click here.


    For additional information about Job Safety and Health Protection, please visit the following links.


    Document Description Download
    • Employees Job Safety and Health Protection
    • Human Rights Law
    • Notice of Employee Rights, Protections, and Obligations.
    • Prohibited Retaliatory Personnel Action by Employers