Sunday, August 15, 2010

Stopping Workplace Bullying

Recently New York passed a law giving workers a right... A right not to be bullied by their boss.

Basically in the law it says that if your boss is engaging in abusive behavior towards you, and the company you work for will not do anything about it, you have the right to sue both your boss and the company you work for.

I feel that this is a great law, and I feel that all states should have the same type of laws as well, because it gives all workers a right in which all people should have a right to... the right not to have to put up with abuse!

The way the economy is, this law is needed, because you just can not quit a job like you could back in the days when there were lots of jobs to get, so you would not have to put up with some abusive boss's behavior.

Plus, on top of that, the unions are not as strong as they were 30 years ago, and they would have dealt with such abusive behavior for you, but because they have been weakened over the years by laws and a negative view towards them, they just do not have the power they use to have.

Now, there are some critics, mostly those who are in management positions, or company executives, who say that such laws would only led to frivolous lawsuits by disgruntled employees, and this I can understand.

Despite the criticism, the fact is is that a law such as this would not be passed unless there was a good reason for it in the first place, just like with sexual harassment laws, and those are rarely result in actual frivolous lawsuits.

So it's time for workers to start standing up for their rights once again and tell bullying bosses "I'm not taking this from you anymore!"

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