NOTHING ON THIS SITE IS OR SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE!
This site is meant only to provide information to employers who are concerned about providing their employees with a healthy bully-free management environment, and to workers who are experiencing the trauma of workplace abuse.
I cannot verify the accuracy of information, articles or advice from other sources. And my opinions are just that.
This is an area of law that is still in the fetal stage. And even when the law is settled aznd clearly defined, there are too many variables to predict with any certainty what will happen in the American legal system (i.e. do you have have counsel, evidence, what is the background of the judge, what state do you live in, does the employer have deep pockets, etc.).
Most importantly, every case of workplace abuse is the same in some respects but very different in others. Legal advice is possible only after consulting with the client, becoming acquainted with the specific facts of the case, researching applicable laws, and analyzing how those laws apply to the facts.
In short, this site is no substitute for legal advice. If you are an employer who is concerned about workplace abuse or an employee who is suffering workplace abuse, connsult with an employment law lawyer.
Also, please note that nothing contained on this web site or communicated through it will create an attorney-client relationship.
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