NEWARK, NJ – On Friday, April 4, NJ State Senator Linda Greenstein will headline “WORKPLACE BULLYING: SEEKING SOLUTIONS,” a half-day convention at Rutgers School of Law-Newark. The event brings together legal experts for both business interests and employees, labor leaders, business consultants and others deeply committed to preventing this type of abuse in order to talk frankly and share best practices.
According to recent studies, nearly one half of American workers are impacted by workplace bullying – either as observers or victims.
“Having tried workplace bullying cases in the NJ Workers’ Compensation Court before my retirement,” says Convention Chair, the Honorable Sue Pai Yang, “I know that severe psychiatric injuries can result from workplace bullying; especially, when others gang up on the victim or condone the actions of the perpetrators by their silence. Employers also suffer negative consequences such as reduced productivity of its employees and increased medical expenditures and turnover costs.”
After retiring, Judge Yang helped found the National Workplace Bullying Coalition (NWBC), the organization hosting this event: “Through education and mobilization we envision a future where workers are assured their right to dignity at work, where workplace bullying is an unlawful act and where employers have taken effective steps to prevent, detect and remedy acts of workplace bullying.”
To write a story ahead of the convention, or to get a complimentary press pass to attend, please contact the event Co-Chair Beverly Peterson, firstname.lastname@example.org, (908) 800-2034. For more information on NWBC or the convention program visit:
WHEN: Friday, April 4th, 2014 Noon to 5pm
WHERE: Rutgers School of Law-Newark
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
CONTACT: Convention Co-Chair Beverly Peterson, (908) 800-2034
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