Workplace Bullying is Personal, not Business!
Next Lobby Event: Lobby Days I, February 6-8 and 13-15, 2023 – Albany, NY
The New York Heathy Workplace Advocates will be in Albany for six days in February as we work towards a legislative solution to address workplace bullying. We ask that you come join us for one or more of these days to speak about your experience being a target of someone’s legal harassment that has had adverse effects on your health, well-being, career and family impact. If you cannot join us, we ask for your consideration to send us a one or two page synopsis of your experience that we can educate our state legislators with. You can remain anonymous if you would like and we will hand deliver your statement to your State Senator and Assemblymember to let them know you reside in their district. For more information on this process, please contact us at MikeS@nyhwa.org
Who are the New York Healthy Workplace Advocates?
We are current and former employees of companies who have experienced workplace bullying and want to do something about it. Since 2006, hundreds of people have come to Albany to speak about their experiences, written personal accounts for legislators to understand the impact and health effects of it and lobbied for the Healthy Workplace Bill. You can become an advocate too! Contact us and volunteer to tell your story, write a personal account and get involved.
Work Shouldn’t Hurt!
Employees should have the right to a violence free workplace safe from all forms of harassment whether they be illegal forms such as sexual harassment and legal forms such as workplace bullying.
How Prevalent is Workplace Bullying?
Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, Bill O’Reilly, what do they have in common? They have been accused of sexual harassment. Yet, did you know that workplace bullying is 4x more prevalent than sexual harassment?
According to the Workplace Bullying Institute’s 2017 national survey on workplace bullying, over 60 MILLION employees are affected by workplace bullying each year.
Let’s put that into perspective, that is more people than the entire populations of the following states: