A deputy director with the California Department of Conservation tells employees he is the angel of death, yells at employees, and tells employees they better run when they see him. At what point is this no longer an HR issue but law enforcement should be notified?
The simple answer is: as soon if anything illegal happens law enforcement could be contacted. This could be (but not limited to)
- Constant, repeated, structural verbal abuse (HR should be contacted first IMO)
- physical violence of any sort (no need to go to HR first)
- Serious death threats (no need to go to HR first)
It sound like this should already have been flagged with HR. If nothing happens, maybe California has a special place where whisttleblowers can go to? Such a place exists in my country. It might help if you are dealing with a sort of cover up