Washington State Legislator Proposes Workplace Bullying Legislation

Workplace bullying would be deemed an unfair practice in Washington under legislation introduced by state Sen. Nick Harper of Everett.
The Olympian reports the state Civil Rights Commission would look into complaints of an abusive work environment. (WCxKit)
Employees who have been harmed psychologically, physically or economically would have legal recourse to turn to if the legislation passes.
Abusive conduct is looked upon as behavior that a reasonable person would find hostile, offensive and unrelated to legitimate business interests. (WCxKit)
A companion bill has also been unveiled in the House by Rep. Mark Liias of Mukilteo.

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