2009 can be the year when significant progress is made regarding eliminating bullying in the workplace. I will be doing my part to convince lawmakers in Canada and the United States to pass laws to protect employees from workplace bullies. I truly believe that the incidences of workplace bullying will decrease when organizations and bullies are held liable for their actions. Just as there are sexual harassment and discrimination laws, there needs to be anti-bullying laws. I would encourage each of you to begin to contact your representatives about protecting employees by passing anti-bullying laws.
In recent months, the focus has been on bailing out troubled organizations, however, very little discussion has occurred regarding protecting employees. Now is the perfect time for this discussion to take place. I encourage you to begin discussing this matter with friends, family, neighbors, colleagues and politicians. Together we can make a significant difference in the workplace. Together we can create healthier and more positive workplaces for all employees. Let's make workplace bullying illegal in 2009!!!!!