Employee with a pellet gun

Are pellet guns covered under regular workplace violence policies?
By Stuart Rudner
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Question:

We have an issue with an employee firing a pellet gun. Our company has a policy against violence at work but it doesn't cover weapons and there are no previous such incidents we can draw upon. Does an anti-violence policy have to specifically refer to weapons like this or is it covered under more general prohibitions like physical threats or fighting?

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