Why we need a law

Cruelty at work should not be legal. Employers should not have the right to stomp workers into the ground. The Healthy Workplace Bill is about human dignity at work. It's about the right to be let alone to do your job and earn a living — without being bullied or mistreated.

The Healthy Workplace Bill fills a huge gap in the law. Right now, it's perfectly legal for a boss to treat a worker with severe cruelty and for the employer to escape responsibility for it. In fact, when employers are made aware of bullying situations, 60% of the time they either ignore the complaint or make the situation worse.