assembly Bill A5414B

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Establishes a civil cause of action for employees who are subjected to an abusive work environment

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2010 held for consideration in labor
Mar 03, 2010 print number 5414b
Mar 03, 2010 amend and recommit to labor
Jan 06, 2010 referred to labor
May 06, 2009 print number 5414a
May 06, 2009 amend and recommit to labor
Feb 13, 2009 referred to labor

A5414 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1823
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 20-D §§760 - 769, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A4258, S3617, S4289
2013-2014: A4965, S3863
2015-2016: A3250, S6438
2017-2018: A7808, S4053
2019-2020: A7366, S2261

A5414 - Summary

Establishes a civil cause of action for employees who are subjected to an abusive work environment.

A5414 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5414

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 13, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, COLTON, GUNTHER, MILLMAN, LAVINE,
  JAFFEE, SCHROEDER, GABRYSZAK, BARRA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.
  LATIMER,  O'DONNELL,  PERRY, SALADINO -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation  to  establishing  a  private
  cause of action for an abusive work environment

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new  article  20-D  to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 20-D
                        ABUSIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT
SECTION 760. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT.
        761. DEFINITIONS.
        762. ABUSIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT.
        763. EMPLOYER LIABILITY.
        764. DEFENSES.
        765. RETALIATION.
        766. REMEDIES.
        767. ENFORCEMENT.
        768. EFFECT OF OTHER LAWS.
  S  760.  LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS
THAT THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC WELL-BEING OF THE STATE IS  DEPENDENT  UPON
HEALTHY  AND  PRODUCTIVE  EMPLOYEES. SURVEYS AND STUDIES HAVE DOCUMENTED
THAT BETWEEN SIXTEEN AND TWENTY-ONE PERCENT OF EMPLOYEES DIRECTLY  EXPE-
RIENCE  HEALTH  ENDANGERING  WORKPLACE  BULLYING,  ABUSE AND HARASSMENT.
SUCH BEHAVIOR IS FOUR TIMES MORE PREVALENT THAN SEXUAL HARASSMENT. THESE
SURVEYS AND STUDIES HAVE FURTHER FOUND THAT  ABUSIVE  WORK  ENVIRONMENTS
CAN  HAVE  SERIOUS EFFECTS ON THE TARGETED EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING FEELINGS
OF SHAME  AND  HUMILIATION,  STRESS,  LOSS  OF  SLEEP,  SEVERE  ANXIETY,
DEPRESSION,   POST-TRAUMATIC   STRESS   DISORDER,  REDUCED  IMMUNITY  TO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00743-01-9

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A5414A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1823
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 20-D §§760 - 769, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A4258, S3617, S4289
2013-2014: A4965, S3863
2015-2016: A3250, S6438
2017-2018: A7808, S4053
2019-2020: A7366, S2261

A5414A - Summary

Establishes a civil cause of action for employees who are subjected to an abusive work environment.

A5414A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 5414--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 13, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, COLTON, GUNTHER, MILLMAN, LAVINE,
  JAFFEE, SCHROEDER, GABRYSZAK, BARRA, SCHIMEL, STIRPE, KELLNER,  ROSEN-
  THAL, BOYLAND -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. HOOPER, LATIMER, McDO-
  NOUGH,  McENENY,  O'DONNELL,  PERRY,  SALADINO, THIELE, WALKER -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Labor --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation  to  establishing  a  private
  cause of action for an abusive work environment

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new  article  20-D  to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 20-D
                        ABUSIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT
SECTION 760. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT.
        761. DEFINITIONS.
        762. ABUSIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT.
        763. EMPLOYER LIABILITY.
        764. DEFENSES.
        765. RETALIATION.
        766. REMEDIES.
        767. ENFORCEMENT.
        768. EFFECT ON COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS.
        769. EFFECT OF OTHER LAWS.
  S  760.  LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS
THAT THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC WELL-BEING OF THE STATE IS  DEPENDENT  UPON
HEALTHY  AND  PRODUCTIVE  EMPLOYEES. SURVEYS AND STUDIES HAVE DOCUMENTED
THAT BETWEEN SIXTEEN AND TWENTY-ONE PERCENT OF EMPLOYEES DIRECTLY  EXPE-
RIENCE  HEALTH  ENDANGERING  WORKPLACE  BULLYING,  ABUSE AND HARASSMENT.
SUCH BEHAVIOR IS FOUR TIMES MORE PREVALENT THAN SEXUAL HARASSMENT. THESE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00743-03-9

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A5414B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1823
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 20-D §§760 - 769, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A4258, S3617, S4289
2013-2014: A4965, S3863
2015-2016: A3250, S6438
2017-2018: A7808, S4053
2019-2020: A7366, S2261

A5414B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a civil cause of action for employees who are subjected to an abusive work environment.

A5414B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

A5414B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 5414--B

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 13, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, COLTON, GUNTHER, MILLMAN, LAVINE,
  JAFFEE, SCHROEDER, GABRYSZAK, BARRA, SCHIMEL, STIRPE, KELLNER,  ROSEN-
  THAL,  BOYLAND,  CASTRO,  ESPAILLAT, SKARTADOS, J. RIVERA, ROBINSON --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ALFANO, BOYLE, CARROZZA, CUSICK, GALEF,
  HOOPER, JEFFRIES, LATIMER, LIFTON, McDONOUGH, McENENY, McKEVITT, MENG,
  O'DONNELL, PAULIN, PERRY, SALADINO, THIELE, TOBACCO,  TOWNS,  TOWNSEND
  --  read  once  and  referred  to  the Committee on Labor -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Labor in  accord-
  ance  with  Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the labor law, in relation to establishing a private
  cause of action for an abusive work environment

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  labor law is amended by adding a new article 20-D to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 20-D
                        ABUSIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT
SECTION 760. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT.
        761. DEFINITIONS.
        762. ABUSIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT.
        763. EMPLOYER LIABILITY.
        764. DEFENSES.
        765. RETALIATION.
        766. REMEDIES.
        767. ENFORCEMENT.
        768. EFFECT ON COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS.
        769. EFFECT OF OTHER LAWS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00743-05-0

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