28 Legislatures [26 States, 2 Territories] have introduced the HWB

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HWB News

July 28, 2014

NY State Senator candidate Everly Brown to walk against workplace bullying, for the HWB

A candidate for NY State Senate District 10, Everly Brown, is a man committed to ending Workplace Bullying. This is a national first. Brown, a Rosedale Queens resident, is gathering signatures to demand that current State Senate leaders to pass the WBI anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill (S3863/A4965) NOW !!! Brown will hand deliver the petitions

July 22, 2014

Stupid state lawmakers deliberately distort science

“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” Mark Twain I’m starting to sound like my father and can’t believe I question nearly every day “what is this world coming to?” Near the top of my “it’s all going to hell” list is America’s turning i

July 14, 2014

Healthy Workplace Bill legislation: A 2014 perspective on distorted amendments

The Healthy Workplace Campaign is WBI’s effort to enact anti-bullying legislation for the American workplace state by state. The model bill is called the Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB). Features of the HWB • Suffolk University Law Professor David C. Yamada, text author, used federal Title VII Civil Rights laws as basis • Defines

July 14, 2014

Workplace Bullying: Support for U.S. Laws

SUPPORT FOR A LAW in 2014 Question: Do you support or oppose enactment of a new law that would protect all workers from repeated abusive mistreatment in addition to protections against illegal discrimination and harassment? The respondents who answered this question were individuals who were directly bullied, those who had witnessed it, the few who

July 10, 2014

HR Exec: Taking Aim at Workplace Bullies

By David Shadovitz | Human Resource Executive, July 10, 2014 Anti-bullying legislation continues to gain momentum in state legislatures, with Tennessee becoming the first state to pass anti-bullying legislation. On June 17, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law the Healthy Workplace Act, a law that affects the practices of state and local gove

July 10, 2014

Reporter dubs Healthy Workplace Bill “Happy”

Lazy reporting pairs with stupid in a single jumbled mess of incorrect attribution and mistakes by writer Susmita Baral at the online site — Wall Street Cheat Sheet. In one amazing paragraph, Baral wrote: A recently published VitalSmarts report found some surprising and unsettling findings — a whopping 96 percent of respondents surveyed ar

July 10, 2014

Untrustworthy stupid headlines about workplace bullying

Upon return from a short break, we found a jaw-dropping headline that cannot be believed. 96% of Workers are Bullied at Work! The non-discerning press copied the press release from a consulting firm named Vital Smarts who have never been players in the workplace bullying arena. [See the US Academy roster to see who is doing credible and important

June 20, 2014

Wall Street Journal: First State Workplace Bullying Law Has Few Fans

By Adam Rubenfire – The Wall Street Journal – June 20, 2014 Last month, after a decade of stalled progress in 26 states, advocates of workplace bullying legislation scored their first victory. But they’re not entirely pleased. Tennessee approved the Healthy Workplace Act on May 22, a law designed to curb verbal abuse at work by making

June 16, 2014

Utah committee briefed on Abusive Workplace Conduct

On June 18, 2014, 9 am, Room 20 House Building, the Economic Development and Workforce Services Interim Committee will hear testimony from Rep. Kevin J. Stratton and Utah State Coordinator Denise Halverson, PhD. The committee will discuss: Abusive workplace conduct defined as malicious, repeated, health-harming mistreatment: verbal abuse, threats,

June 6, 2014

Puerto Rico acts on the Healthy Workplace Bill

If you are new to being bullied at work, you necessarily are consumed by righting the wrong and healing from the self-blame and shame that accompanies it. If you are reading this, you have discovered the WBI website that confirms you did nothing wrong, nor did you deserve the denigration, humiliation or ostracism. You might have missed the fact th

About the Campaign

An Appeal to U.S. State Legislators


This is the official home of the national grassroots legislative movement to enact the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill. The HWB is the boldest proposed change to U.S. employment law in 40 years. We are a volunteer network of citizen activists working since 2002 in many states to pass the bill into law.

Current discrimination and harassment laws rarely address bullying concerns. Bullying is four times more prevalent than illegal discrimination, but is still legal in the U.S. People deserve more protection against arbitrary cruelty that has nothing to do with work.

"Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little." -- Eleanor Roosevelt