Attorneys Slam Anti-Bully Laws As Unworkable

Law360, New York (August 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Moves are afoot in more than a dozen U.S. states to push through bills that would outlaw bullying in the workplace, but attorneys say the current crop of common law remedies for victimized workers is adequate, and further legislation could clog the courts with nonsense claims and damage an already fragile economy.

Lawmakers in 13 states, including New York, New Jersey and Vermont, have introduced various versions of Canada's Healthy Workplace Bill over the past five years. While the pressure of pro-business lobby groups has staved...
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