|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 03, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to labor|
|Jun 03, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Feb 25, 2013||referred to labor|
senate Bill S3863
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S3863 - Details
S3863 - Summary
Establishes a civil cause of action for employees who are subjected to an abusive work environment.
S3863 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3863 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to establishing healthy workplaces PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: To establish a civil cause of action for employees who are subject to an abusive work environment. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Clearly states the definitions of abusive conduct; abusive work environment; constructive discharge; adverse employment decision; physical harm; and psychological harm. Proposed section 762 of the labor law defines unlawful employment practice. Proposed section 763 of the labor law defines employer liability. Proposed section 764 of the labor law defines employee liability. Proposed section 765 of the labor law defines affirmative defenses. Proposed section 766 of the labor law defines remedies. Proposed section 767 of the labor law defines enforcement. Proposed section 768 of the labor law defines effect on collective
S3863 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3863 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 25, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to establishing healthy work- places 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 HEALTHY WORKPLACES SECTION 760. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT. 761. DEFINITIONS. 762. ABUSIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT. 763. EMPLOYER LIABILITY. 764. EMPLOYEE LIABILITY. 765. AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES. 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. AT LEAST ONE-THIRD OF ALL EMPLOYEES DIRECTLY EXPERIENCE HEALTH ENDANGERING WORKPLACE BULLYING, ABUSE AND HARASSMENT DURING THEIR WORKING LIVES. SUCH FORM OF MISTREATMENT IS FOUR TIMES MORE PREVALENT THAN SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALONE. WORKPLACE BULLYING, MOBBING AND HARASSMENT CAN INFLICT SERIOUS HARM UPON TARGETED EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING FEELINGS OF SHAME AND HUMILIATION, SEVERE ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, IMPAIRED IMMUNE SYSTEMS, HYPERTENSION, INCREASED RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, AND SYMPTOMS CONSISTENT WITH POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07506-02-3
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