This is the official home of the inaugural national grassroots movement to enact the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB) in U.S. states. Its goal is to prevent and correct abusive work environments in American workplaces (see Features below).
The HWB is the boldest proposed change to U.S. employment law in 50 years. Current discrimination and harassment laws rarely address bullying concerns. Though bullying is more harmful to victims’ health than sexual harassment, it is still legal in the U.S. People deserve more protection against arbitrary cruelty than existing nondiscrimination laws afford.
Suffolk University Law Professor David C. Yamada, an employment law specialist, wrote the HWB. The Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) network of volunteer citizen lobbyists has successfully had the bill introduced throughout the U.S. The map below charts the history and progress of the HWB movement since 2003 as it has been effectively opposed by the well-funded business and human resources (SHRM) lobbyists.
Details about the Workplace Bullying phenomenon can be found at the WBI website.