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There Oughta Be A Law: NY Poised to Lead U.S. in Fight to Stop Workplace Bullying
Date:5/20/2010

Years of tirelessly walking up and down the long winding halls of Albany's state capitol may finally pay off for victims of severe psychological harassment who are lobbying for the right to sue their abusive employers. Their stories and others are featured in the online documentary, NoJobIsWorthThis.com

(PRWEB) May 20, 2010 -- New York’s State Senate recently passed landmark legislation that steps up the fight against bully bosses. But, traumatized workers won’t find relief until the Assembly side of the state legislature passes its own version and the Governor signs off. Not an easy task.

This struggle is part of a national effort by the Workplace Bullying Institute's Legislative Campaign and makes up the heart of the online documentary, THERE OUGHTA BE A LAW: NoJobIsWorthThis.com produced by award-winning filmmaker Beverly Peterson.

Mike Schlicht and Tom Witt, State Coordinators of New York Healthy Workplace Advocates, have spearheaded and led the Albany effort for several years and the sudden swift movement by the State Senate took them by surprise. They call it "a hopeful sign that during this age of bitter political partisanship, senators from both sides of the aisle had the humanity and good sense to recognize that psychologically safe workplaces benefit us all."

Also highlighted on Peterson's website is a tragic story from Wisconsin. Barely 31 years old, Jodie left behind 2 young children, a loving husband and devastated relatives and friends. Lisa and her family struggle to understand why her sister's supervisor "kept badgering her and backing her into a corner...my sister just felt helpless." Along with the videos, the site offers visitors a chance to post their own stories, as well as links to resources, articles, and research studies. In June, Peterson travels to Cardiff, Wales to present her work at the 7th International C
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