Speech Impediment

Published November 29, 2011

It soon may be a crime in Massachusetts to “bully” a coworker.

The proposed law would criminalize workplace conduct including:

  • yelling, shouting, screaming
  • the silent treatment
  • backstabbing
  • insults
  • excessively harsh criticism
  • unreasonably heavy work demands

Oh, the misery.

Source: Michael W. Fox, “Giving Aid to the Enemy: The Healthy Workplace Act Explained,” Jottings by an Employer’s Lawyer, October 7, 2011