The Healthy Workplace Bill, introduced in Massachusetts as Senate No. 699 (2009-10 session) by Senator Joan Menard (D), Assistant Majority Leader, has been slated for a legislative hearing on Wednesday, January 27, 10:30 a.m. in Hearing Room A2 of the Massachusetts State House.
We are seeking organizations and individuals willing to testify (a 3-minute statement is the norm) and/or submit written statements in support. Please contact me at email@example.com if you would like to do so.
Because of the short time periods allotted to speakers, I will be limiting my testimony to why I drafted the bill and what it attempts to accomplish. We need others to add their reasons for why this legislation is necessary, including personal stories.
Also, we are holding a meeting on Thursday, January 14, 6 p.m. to plan for the hearing. Please contact me if you would like to attend and I will include you on a mailing list announcing details and updates.
I’ll be posting more very soon, but for background information about the bill’s introduction in Massachusetts (including a link to the full bill), please read this previous blog post, “Workplace bullying bill introduced in Massachusetts”: https://newworkplace.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/workplace-bullyin-bill-introduced-in-massachusetts-legislature/
Supporters of the bill may want to bookmark our bill website at: www.mahealthyworkplace.com/
For an extensive history behind, and explanation of, the Healthy Workplace Bill, see my forthcoming law review article “Workplace Bullying and American Employment Law: A Ten-Year Progress Report and Assessment,” a draft of which can be downloaded here: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1507950