Adam Cohen, the lawyer and news commentator whose evenhanded Time magazine piece on workplace bullying legislation helped to trigger a wave of attention to the Healthy Workplace Bill last week, was interviewed on CNN about the significance of the HWB’s passage in the New York State Senate. Once again, he gives a very fair assessment of the pros and cons of enacting the legislation.
This is more evidence that public awareness of, and support for, workplace bullying legislation has turned a big corner. Within the past 10 days, Time and Parade magazines, MSNBC, and now CNN have featured the Healthy Workplace Bill. In the Parade magazine online poll, some 93 percent of respondents voted in favor of a workplace bullying law. People are fed up about being treated abusively at work, and they are making their opinions known.