By LISA VAN DER POOL
Boston Business Journal
Massachusetts workers will be able to take legal action against a bullying co-worker or boss, if supporters of the proposed Healthy Workplace bill get their way.
The legislation’s goal is to provide legal relief for employees who have been hurt psychologically, physically or financially because they’ve been subjected to an abusive work environment. The proposed legislation is meant to be an incentive for employers to prevent and deal with workplace bullying.
Supporters of the bill say workers who are not part of a protected class need legal protection from workplace bullying, which they say has been on the upswing in the struggling economy.