The street shooting Friday morning near New York’s land­mark Empire State Building, in which an ex-​​employee killed his former boss, is a tragic reminder that workplace-​​related vio­lence remains a con­sis­tent, if spo­radic, problem – one that more Amer­ican com­pa­nies have sought to address by adopting more humane firing policies.

In the early 1990s, there was an out­break of work­place shoot­ings, and as a result bosses and super­vi­sors became very inse­cure and for the sake of per­sonal safety decided to use more humane firing prac­tices to pro­tect them­selves,” says Jack Levin, a pro­fessor of soci­ology and crim­i­nology at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston.

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