Do laws apply to workplace bullying?

It’s important to dispel myths about workplace bullying.  One of these myths is that you have NO recourse here in the U.S.  The truth is that there are some protections in place that might come into play but they are often hodge podge and extremely difficult to win.  Which brings home the need to ignore the self-interest of well-meaning advocates and instead rely on individualized advice from an actual employment attorney  to see what recourse, if any, applies to your situation.  The EEOC has noted that the majority of cases that fall… Read More

WORKPLACE BULLYING: Would A Law Protect Me?

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When Is a Law Too Business Friendly? Many of the victims of workplace bullying that I come in contact with are devastated by the struggle to overcome anger and feelings of powerlessness.   They want to take action.  They want to protect others.  They want a law! Proposed legislation like the Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB) seems made to order.  But, Patricia G. Barnes argues that the bill is “unnecessarily restrictive” and “would require American workers who are targets of workplace bullying to jump high hurdles that do not exist for workers in other… Read More

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