Emerging American Legal Responses to Workplace Bullying

28 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2013 Last revised: 20 Feb 2014

Date Written: March 1, 2013


This essay is an outgrowth of the author's participation in the Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review’s February 2013 symposium, “Bullying: Redefining Boundaries, Responsibility, and Harm.” It builds upon the author's previous scholarship, legislative drafting and advocacy, and public education work concerning workplace bullying and the law. The piece includes a discussion of recent legal and policy developments, especially advocacy efforts in support of, and responses to, the Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB), anti-bullying legislation written by the author that serves as the template for bills introduced across the U.S. An appendix contains the latest model version of the HWB.

Keywords: workplace bullying, Healthy Workplace Bill, employment law, legislation

Suggested Citation

Yamada, David C., Emerging American Legal Responses to Workplace Bullying (March 1, 2013). Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review, Vol. 22, p. 329, 2013, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 13-7, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2242945

David C. Yamada (Contact Author)

Suffolk University Law School ( email )

120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108-4977
United States

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