BEACON HILL (CBS) – Mass. lawmakers were set to discuss a bill on Thursday that focuses on bullying in the workplace.

The Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Advocates are pushing legislation that gives employees a legal avenue if they experience bullying on the job.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

The group says about a million workers in Massachusetts are bullied — either being intimidated by superiors or having their work sabotaged.

Read: Dealing With Bosses Who Bully At Work

The bill not only gives workers a chance to fight legally but does give employers protections if they can show they took steps to stop or prevent bullying from taking place.

If Massachusetts decided to enact the legislation to protect workers from bullying on the job, they would become the first state in the nation to do so.

Comments (5)
  1. Willow says:

    How about a bill against taxpayer bullying!!

  2. emom says:

    Totally agree Willow.. Politician bullying , something they are getting good at all the time…

  3. Walter Crosby says:

    Give me a break. Don’t they have something better they can do with their time? This appears to be just another cause celebre for the GLBT crowd.

  4. Deb says:

    It’s actually a serious issue. For more information visit

  5. Susan says:

    To avoid public embarassment, people may want to consider refraining from making mean-spirited comments when they aren’t appropriately educated about topics they comment on. Workplace Bullying IS a serious issue and it does not discriminate – it affects everyone. Until it happens to you and your life is affected by it, you probably won’t get it. If you have 5 mintues to post a comment here, I challenge you to take 10 minutes to read about this topic on the website Deb posted.

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