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"Workplace bullying" legislation

Advocates haven't let up their push, as witness these L.A. Times and (sub) Forbes accounts. Legal battles are inevitable over the subjective meaning of such projected offenses as "repeated infliction of verbal abuse" and "gratuitous sabotage � of a person's work performance," and Forbes's Daniel Fisher adduces another example where the outrage is even more in the eye of the beholder:

...what about the library director in Pueblo, Colo. who had the gall to hand out copies of Winning, the management guide by hard-charging former GE chief Jack Welch? Something called the Workplace Bullying Institute in Bellingham, Wash. thinks this was outrageous behavior. Given Welch's reputation for fostering "destructive competition among employees," its Web site says, the manager was clearly trying to "encourage bullying at the library." So, yes, sue that bastard library director for handing out books.

Earlier here.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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