To: The Colorado State House, The Colorado State Senate, and Governor Jared Polis

State of Colorado: Stop Workplace Bullying and Mobbing

Stop Bullying and Mobbing in the workplace. Support the Healthy Workplace Bill.

Workplace Bullying is repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (targets) by one or more perpetrators. It is abusive conduct that is threatening, humiliating, intimidating, causes work interference, sabotage, prevents work from getting done and/or is verbal abuse

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Why is this important?

Workplace bullying is a major problem and significantly affects the lives and health of those affected. It is status blind. Targets of workplace abuse not covered by standard harassment laws supporting protected classes require support. Employers need to take responsibility and provide a healthy working environment. Bullying in the workplace causes the loss of billions from our economy, targets may suffer health harming effects and career damage.

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Reasons for signing

  • I was the victim of a workplace bully. I am also an employment lawyer. Current discrimination laws don't protect you unless you can prove the bullying occurred because of your race or gender, for example. This is why there needs to be a law against bullying, regardless of the reason the bullying is occurring. Bullying occurs because of the power the bully wants to assert over you and the result is the same as being discriminated against in the workplace.
  • I innocently outed mass misclassification/ mass tax evasion at the largest global beverage company. Despite raising sales 70percent With my team. We were forced out and then chilled/silenced because this company chose to spend their time trying to discredit myself and my counterparts. Private investigators, mass survellience tactics/bullying have been my reality. This is truth. We have both lived in tremendous fear the last 3 years and for no fault of our own. I pray that the memo train deliv...
  • I was a victim of workplace bullying and nothing was done through my HR department. I now suffer from anxiety and PTSD from that experience. It's a very serious issue in Colorado.