In Massachusetts House, Rep. Ellen Story and colleagues lead way on 2011-12 Healthy Workplace Bill

The Healthy Workplace Bill has been introduced in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (2011-12 session) as House No. 2310, with Representative Ellen Story serving as lead sponsor.

Rep. Story is joined by co-sponsoring Representatives Peter V. KocotLouis L. KafkaKay KhanAlice K. WolfKevin G. HonanNick CollinsDenise Andrews, and Benjamin Swan.

The Healthy Workplace Bill provides targets of severe workplace bullying with a legal claim for damages and offers incentives for employers to act preventively and responsively toward bullying behaviors at work.

Contact your Representatives

Bay Staters, please contact your State Representative and urge him or her to support the Healthy Workplace Bill. If your Representative already is a sponsor, please convey your thanks.

For the House member directory, go here. For the Find My Legislator online lookup, go here.

Also, please express your support to members of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, to which the HWB has been referred.

Follow the HWB

To follow House No. 2310 in Massachusetts, go to this link, where you can track the bill’s history and read the text of the bill.

On the Senate side

Senator Katherine M. Clark is lead sponsor of the HWB on the Senate side, and we are awaiting a bill number.

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Disclosure note: I am the author of the Healthy Workplace Bill, variations of which are being considered by state legislatures across the country. The HWB provides targets of severe workplace bullying with a legal claim for damages and creates legal incentives for employers to act preventively and responsively toward bullying behaviors. For more information, go to the Healthy Workplace Bill website.

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