As "Freedom From Workplace Bullying Week" approaches Oct. 14-20, legislation to curb employee abuse at work is under consideration in more than a dozen states.
The “Healthy Workplace Bill,” drafted by David Yamada, Suffolk Law professor and founder of the New Workplace Institute, would permit workers to take legal action against a bullying co-worker or boss.
Yamada was also quoted recently in a Shape magazine feature about bullying in the workplace.
The issue will be the focus of an Oct. 19 event at Suffolk Law: "Workplace Bullying: Who Are the Aggressors, and What Can We Do About Them?"
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Workplace Bullying: Who are the Aggressors, and What Can We Do About Them?
The New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School hosts “Workplace Bullying: Who are the Aggressors, and What Can We Do About Them?” on Friday, October 19, 2012.
The program features Dr. Ronald Schouten, director of the Law & Psychiatry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and author of Almost a Psychopath: Do I (or Does Someone I Know) Have a Problem with Manipulation and Lack of Empathy?
The program also includes a distinguished panel comprised of mediator Ericka Gray, organizational consultant Paula Parnagian, union president Gregory Sorozan, and management employment lawyer David Wilson, moderated by Suffolk University law professor David Yamada, founder of the New Workplace Institute and a leading authority on workplace bullying.
The event is free, but because space is limited, prior registration is strongly advised. Please contact Patricia McLaughlin at email@example.com with questions.
The program is held in conjunction with Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week, with generous support from the law firm of Foley & Lardner.
RSVP: Please register in advance
Date: Friday, October 19, 2012
Time: 9:30AM - 12:00PM
Where: Sargent Hall Room 295, 120 Tremont Street, Boston
Contact: Patricia McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org