Workplace Bullying Law Reintroduced In New Jersey

On September 24, 2012, the “Healthy Workplace Act” (A3249) was re-introduced, seeking once again to make workplace bullying, abuse, and harassment unlawful. The law would dramatically increase employers’ potential liability as it would make harassment unrelated to any protected category (such as sex or race) illegal. For more information concerning this potentially significant legislation, which makes any disgruntled employee a potential plaintiff, and which carries potential penalties up to $25,000, see the December 2008 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority

Note: This article was published in the October 2012 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority.

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