#metoo is about abuse of power, and workplace bullying law can help take power back

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The #metoo campaign about sexual harassment is about abuse of power at its root, and sexual harassment is only one tool for those in power at work to abuse it.

Boston Globe Reporter Beth Teitell put the spotlight on the umbrella of workplace bullying and its status in the Massachusetts legislature in her December 30, 2017 article “Workplace bullying remains in the shadows.”

“Experts say it can be more common and as damaging to its victims as sexual harassment, but with no clear definition in the law or widespread social recognition, it remains largely out of the public eye,” she explains. “It’s called workplace bullying, although victims say the term doesn’t fully capture its power.”
This article is the second major article we’ve seen in the news about abuse of power — workplace bullying — at the root of #metoo. The first is David Lieberman’s LA Times op-ed “To end sexual harassment on the job, end workplace bullying.”
We need to keep the momentum going. Investigate reporters who’ve written about #metoo and let them know your story and about the Healthy Workplace Bill, Senate Bill 1013, that has just six months left this legislative to pass. Publications include:
To pass this bill, we need the media on our side. If you get the attention of a reporter, email us at info@mahealthyworkplace.com so we can look out for their article.
Thank you to those who spoke with Reporter Beth Teitell. Your courage to speak up is much appreciated.

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