senate Bill S575

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to labor

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S575 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3632
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 20-D §§760 - 769, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1823, A5414
2011-2012: S3617, S4289, A4258
2013-2014: S3863, A4965
2015-2016: S6438, A3250
2017-2018: S4053, A7808
2019-2020: S2261, A7366

S575 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S575 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S575 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    575
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- 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.
   § 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,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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