"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only
thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
Our definition of Workplace Bullying: Repeated, health harming mistreatment that
interferes with the flow of work.
California Healthy Workplace Advocates Mission
The Mission of California
Healthy Workplace Advocates
Is to Raise Public Awareness and Compel our State to Correct and
Abusive Work Environment Through Legislation
(Last Saturday of the month)
3pm to 6pm
Highway 50 and Howe Ave.
(North side of Freeway toward Sac State University)
7900 College Town Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826
"Perceptions of organizational
justice impact productivity and individual well-being.
Careers, livelihoods, and paychecks are at stake, not to mention personal
health and dignity." David Yamada, J.D.
In 2014, California
passed AB 2053 which included the following language, now codified into law:
"For purposes of this section, "abusive conduct"
means conduct of an employer or employee in the workplace, with malice, that a reasonable person would find hostile, offensive,
and unrelated to an employer's legitimate business interests. Abusive conduct may include repeated infliction of verbal
abuse, such as the use of derogatory remarks, insults, and epithets, verbal or physical conduct that a reasonable person
would find threatening, intimidating, or humiliating, or the gratuitous sabotage or undermining of a person's work performance.
A single act shall not constitute abusive conduct, unless especially severe or egregious."
This means there could be legal recourse using this language,
although it has not yet been tested in the court, YET being the key word!
To read current articles on workplace bullying, click here for our facebook page
Click here to see & hear Dr. Gary Namie of the Workplace Bullying Institute share his thoughts on Freedom From Workplace Bullies
SEE "Bullying And The Law", Carrie Clark Gives Report at SF UPWA Meeting on YouTube 10-2012
Listen to audio by Dr. Gary Namie. And please remember that targets did not invite the misery of workplace bullying upon themselves.
No rational person would. May 2011 CLICK HERE
Listen to Healthy Workplace Advocate Michelle Smith speak about Workplace Bullying on KVPR Valley Public Radio February 2011.
Watch Healthy Workplace Advocate, Carrie Clark, being interviewed for a short, BNET video, "Calling a Bully a Bully", CLICK
We are here because Bullying Breaks Hearts...
Occupational stress severely increases the risk of coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, anxiety, and
post traumatic stress disorder. These are just a few of the many possible physical consequences of workplace bullying.
Workers injured by work abuse often suffer from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
as a result of long-term psychological violence committed against them.
Presently, to our national shame, the United States and the State of California have no laws prohibiting status-blind
harassment in the workforce. It is perfectly legal to harass an employee or co-worker until the job becomes unbearable
and the workers are disabled.