In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote that all have “…certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness.” Employers who allow health-harming behavior in their workplaces are enabling bullies to operate with impunity. Workplace bullying is unethical, but not illegal. Existing civil rights laws in the U.S. protect those who fall under protected classes such as race, religion, gender and national origin (among others). Workplace bullying is status-blind harassment and is not covered by current state or federal civil rights laws. This needs to change! Advocating for legislation such as the Healthy Workplace Bill is a great place for concerned workers to start.
The mission of this website is to:
- Help people recognize the signs and symptoms of a toxic workplace;
- Bring to light how workplace bullying affects the health of targets;
- Advocate for laws making bullies & employers accountable for bullying behavior;
- Give support to those who have been bullied;
- Recruit people like YOU to help make this mission a success!
Below is a video by Gary Namie, Director of the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) and the National Director at WBI’s Legislative Campaign. In the video, Dr. Namie gives a clear, brief message describing workplace bullying:
The next video is from Valerie Cade, author of the book “Bully Free at Work.” In the video, she talks about working with workplace bullies as opposed to “difficult” people.