15 Years Later: Harassment Laws Still Broken

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“what bothers people about abusive workplace conduct, after all, is not the fact that it may be discriminatory but that it is abusive in the first place”

NEW APP: Which States Have The Most Harassed Workers?

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New APP shows which states have the most workplace harassment

10 Workplace Rights You Think You Have — But Don’t

Recently a member of our Facebook group wrote to say her boss told her he’d be going out of town next week so don’t bother coming in. And, oh yeah, she wouldn’t be paid either. Legal in your state? Ask an attorney. But, here’s what the DOL says: “an employer may change an employee’s work hours without giving prior notice or obtaining the employee’s consent (unless otherwise subject to a prior agreement between the employer and employee or the employee’s representative).” Where are those union contracts when we need them? Few of us really… Read More

$155 Million Workplace Defamation Award Overturned

Educator wins $155 Million defamation lawsuit — but it’s overturned 3 days later.

Can you win a lawsuit if workplace bullying legislation passes?

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Soon legislators in several states will be reintroducing “abusive work environment” legislation that has carried over for another year, many of them copied verbatim from the arguably business friendly Healthy Workplace Bill template (HWB).   For victims of bully bosses passage represents vindication and dreams of having their day in court.  But, just how realistic is that dream? It might help to look at the outcome of workers compensation claims for mental stress.  John D. Kovac, a workers compensation attorney in New Jersey, points out in his article, Stress Claims As A Remedy… 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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