The U.S. is one of the last industrialized nations to address workplace abuse (also known as bullying, moral harassment, psychological harassment, and power harassment).
So who’s already addressed it, and what do their laws do?
- They all call for employer accountability.
- They have had a positive impact on business goals.
- They have not resulted in a clogging of the courts.
In 2020, Puerto Rico became the first U.S. territory to pass workplace anti-abuse legislation, the Law to Prohibit and Prevent Workplace Harassment.
Like international laws, the Puerto Rico law calls for prevention and elimination of abuse at work according to Article 5 of the law.
All Americans deserve a psychologically safe workplace, too.
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