Healthy Workplace Bill 2013

This is the latest iteration of the  proposed Healthy Workplace Bill by Suffolk University Prof. David Yamada. Twenty-five (25) states have considered some version of the bill since 2002 but none have adopted it, raising serious questions about the viability of a state-by-state campaign to address workplace bullying in the United States. This effort seems to be delaying any … Continue reading “Healthy Workplace Bill 2013”

Another Defeat for Healthy Workplace Bill

TIME FOR A NEW APPROACH The decade-long strategy of adopting state-by-state legislation to deal with workplace bullying in the United States has suffered yet another defeat. The Maine House of Representatives recently voted 87-56 to sustain Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill aimed at bullying in the workplace that had been adopted by … Continue reading “Another Defeat for Healthy Workplace Bill”

Somewhat Improved Healthy Workplace Bill

… But Still Needs Work The heretofore anemic  Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB) has received a dose of iron in its latest iteration in Massachusetts. The version of the  HWB submitted for consideration to the Massachusetts’ legislature omits  the  $25,000 cap on damages for targets who were not subjected to demotion or dismissal. The Workplace Bullying Institute has pushed … Continue reading “Somewhat Improved Healthy Workplace Bill”

First “Healthy Workplace Bill”

This is the original  proposed Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB)  that was drafted by the Professor David C. Yamada of  Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA, and supported by the Workplace Bullying Institute for almost a decade  at a web site called, The Healthy Workplace Bill.   A new and much better version of the bill … Continue reading “First “Healthy Workplace Bill””

The Healthy Workplace Bill is Anemic

The proposed Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB) is touted as model legislation to combat workplace bullying in the United States but is it as healthy as it should be for American workers? No, says an international expert writing in a special issue of Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal entitled, The Law of Workplace Bullying: An … Continue reading “The Healthy Workplace Bill is Anemic”

New York’s Healthy Workplace Bill (2010)

*  This bill was approved by the New York State Senate on May 12, 2010 by a vote of 45 to 16, with one abstention. It failed to gain passage in the House.  See the general blog entry about the Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB) to read an analysis of the problems with the HWB.  It’s … Continue reading “New York’s Healthy Workplace Bill (2010)”

The Healthy Workplace Bill (2010)

This is  the  2010 version of the Healthy Workplace Bill,, drafted by  David C. Yamada, Professor, Suffolk University Law School, and supported by the Workplace Bullying Institute.  This proposal was sharply criticized by international scholars and others as being far less protective of worker rights than legislation in other industrialized countries. The bill has been improved … Continue reading “The Healthy Workplace Bill (2010)”

Solutions Exist to End Workplace Bullying; What is Lacking is the Will to Act

What to do about workplace bullying? The Boston Globe published an article on the problem of workplace bullying recently that focused on a proposed state-by-state solution that has been touted since 2001 by Gary Namie of the Workplace Bullying Institute and Suffolk University Professor David R. Yamada, author of the proposed  Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB).  … Continue reading “Solutions Exist to End Workplace Bullying; What is Lacking is the Will to Act”

Workplace bullying is a hot commodity but still no solution

So Gary Namie, a co-founder of the Workplace Bullying Institute, has announced the WBI will offer a three-day “Workplace Bullying University” in October  that will cost upwards of $2,000 to attend. The faculty are Namie, who calls himself “North America’s foremost authority on workplace bullying,”  and Ruth Namie, his wife, a clinical psychologist and former … Continue reading “Workplace bullying is a hot commodity but still no solution”

EEOC: Proof of Psychological Harm Should Not be Required to Show Workplace Harassment

One baffling aspect of the Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB), a model state  law proposed by the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), is that it continues to require bullying victims to establish a higher degree of harm than is required under U.S. law. The HWB was drafted by Suffolk University Law Professor David Yamada and proposed by the WBI  a decade … Continue reading “EEOC: Proof of Psychological Harm Should Not be Required to Show Workplace Harassment”