Workplace Bullying– Any Legal Recourse?

The “at-will” employment rule governing the typical employment relationship in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut usually means an employee can be terminated for almost any non-discriminatory reason.  Workplace bullying may be perfectly legal if it is not done on the basis of an impermissible characteristic such as race, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and the like.  One writer sees ways of holding employers liable for workplace bullying under Massachusetts law, even when it’s not on the basis of an impermissible characteristic.  Certainly, suits against an employer for bullying are rare and rarely successful. However, it is not unprecedented. Click here to read the article: nwi.massbar.09