New Hampshire Legislature Passes Workplace Bullying Law

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Back in February we highlighted union backed legislation that was pushing through New Hampshire. On June 4 it officially passed through the House and Senate. Similar to the bill that whizzed through Tennessee, HB 0591  is limited to Public Employees and emphasizes the need to implement policies and training. We would all love to see stand alone legislation with all the protections employees deserve but this growing trend that focuses on finding ways to pass legislation has infused energy and movement into a previously stalled campaign. And, more importantly, workers are beginning to have… Read More

Tennessee Enacts Law to Prevent Workplace Bullying – But…

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Tennessee becomes the first state to pass the Healthy Workplace Act. It’s a bittersweet victory. Policies alone are not as effective in preventing abusive conduct as those that carry threat of litigation.

California Could Be First State To Take On Workplace Bullying

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Milestone legislation requiring employers with 50+ employees add workplace bullying to already existing harassment training and education is making great headway in California. Stepping up legislation already on the books is long overdue. This bill is sponsored by Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez and fueled by the efforts of Teamsters Local 2010, the Union of Clerical and Allied Service Workers of the University of California. Last month Union members testified at the State Capitol in support of the bill and received a unanimous bipartisan vote out of committee:

Did Victim of Workplace Bullying Fake Mental Injuries?

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This disturbing article by Noel Towell in the Sydney Morning Herald presents the story of a man who claimed an abusive boss left him in need of electroshock therapy countered by the healthy picture of this same man on surveillance DVDs gathered by his employer:

New Jersey Experts Offer Multiple Solutions To End Workplace Bullying

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In a few weeks we’re taking what we believe is a huge step forward. April 4, NJ State Senator Linda Greenstein will headline “WORKPLACE BULLYING: SEEKING SOLUTIONS,” a half-day convention at Rutgers School of Law-Newark. The event brings together legal experts for both business interests and employees, labor leaders, business consultants and others deeply committed to preventing this type of abuse in order to talk frankly and share best practices. New Jersey is just the beginning.

Kansas Joins Push For New Ways To Address Workplace Bullying

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…It is the purpose of this act to insure that every state agency has a policy in place to address and correct workplace bullying… Kansas has joined the growing number of States seeking out new legislative solutions to ensure dignity in our workplaces. The Kansas Organization of State Employees (KOSE) is pushing to get House Bill 2720, through their State Legislature to protect public workers from psychological abuse.  Click on this link to watch the Fox News report featuring KOSE speaker, John Bates.  Excerpts from the bill featured below  call on the state to… Read More

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