senate Bill S1823A

2009-2010 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 12, 2010 referred to labor
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 17, 2010 advanced to third reading
Mar 16, 2010 2nd report cal.
Mar 15, 2010 1st report cal.262
Feb 23, 2010 print number 1823b
amend and recommit to labor
Jan 06, 2010 referred to labor
Jul 16, 2009 committed to rules
May 20, 2009 advanced to third reading
May 19, 2009 2nd report cal.
May 18, 2009 1st report cal.343
Apr 29, 2009 print number 1823a
amend and recommit to labor
Feb 09, 2009 referred to labor

Bill Amendments

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B (Active)
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B (Active)

S1823 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5414A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law

S1823 - Summary

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

S1823 - Sponsor Memo

S1823 - Bill Text download pdf

The Bill text is not available.

S1823A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5414A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law

S1823A - Summary

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

S1823A - Sponsor Memo

S1823A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1823--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 9, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MORAHAN, ONORATO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted 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
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,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00743-02-9

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S1823B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5414A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law

S1823B (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1823B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1823B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1823--B

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 9, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MORAHAN, ONORATO, HASSELL-THOMPSON, SAVINO -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  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 accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  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.
                                                           LBD00743-04-0

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