senate Bill S3863

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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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

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Jun 3, 2014 - Labor committee Vote

S3863
10
2
committee
10
Aye
2
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Labor Committee Vote: Jun 3, 2014

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Jun 3, 2013 - Labor committee Vote

S3863
9
2
committee
9
Aye
2
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S3863 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4965
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 20-D §§760 - 769, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4289, A4258
2009-2010: S1823B, A5414B

S3863 - Summary

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

S3863 - Sponsor Memo

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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