Throwing Water & Slapping – Political Workplace Violence
There was a very disturbing example of workplace violence caught on a Greek television show this week that had one politician lose his temper and attack two rival politicians – both women. There is now a warrant for the attackers arrest. He used a glass of water to throw at the politician that was out of reach, and then began slapping the politician sat closest to him.
During terminations, it is suggested that objects that can be picked up and thrown or used as weapons should be removed from the area, but I don’t think anyone would have guessed politicians in a TV debate would become violent.
Greek politician throws glass of water, slaps opponent on talk show
By CNN Wire Staff
(CNN) — The Greek prosecutor’s office issued a warrant Thursday for the arrest of a well-known politician videotaped throwing a glass of water at a colleague and slapping another.
Ilias Kasidiaris of Greece’s far-right party Golden Dawn caused a national uproar with his actions during a popular morning television talk show. Police are looking for Kasidiaris, also the party’s spokesman, but no arrest has been reported.
Kasidiaris and other candidates appeared on ANT1 TV to discuss the June 17 elections.