Posts Tagged ‘David Yamada’
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
David Yamada, author of the Healthy Workplace Bill has a draft of another important legal essay on workplace bullying.
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
The New York State Psychological Association
Organizational, Consulting, and Work (OCW) Psychology Division
Bullying In and Out of the Workplace and Other Organizations:
Psychological & Legal Perspectives on Prevention, Intervention, & Amelioration
Sunday April 28 – 10 am to 4 pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of CUNY
Tenth Ave. at 59th St., NYC
Tags: Ann Winton, David Yamada, Gary Namie, Harold Takoosian, Judi Segall, New York State Psychological Association, NYSPA, Richard Wexler, Sharon Brennan, Sylvan Schaffer, workplace bullying
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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
David Yamada, professor of Law at Suffolk University and author of the Healthy Workplace Bill, recently participated in a bullying conference at Temple University.
The conference, Bullying: Redefining Boundaries, Responsibility, and Harm, examined the where bullying and the law intersect, from children in schools to seniors in assisted living.
Monday, November 26th, 2012
Taming the Workplace Bully, By Adam Piore, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, November 21, 2012
It started during the training sessions for her new job. Elizabeth Santeramo, a cancer information specialist in New York, saw a woman across the room glance in her direction, whisper in the ear of a co-worker, and then snort derisively. The episode seemed so brazenly immature, as if plucked directly from Mean Girls, that Santeramo shrugged it off. “The work we were doing was to help people who were just diagnosed with cancer,” she says. “We’re all empathic, compassionate people, I told myself. I’m just being paranoid.” A few days later, the abusive snickering intensified.
Friday, November 16th, 2012
Workplace Bullies: Back Off! by Rick Badie, Atlanta Journal Constitution editor, Nov. 15, 2012
Last week, Fulton County banned bullying in the workplace, making it a firable offense. The director of a workplace institute praises Commissioner Bill Edwards, who proposed the rules for addressing the harm bullying inflicts on victims and the work environment. While a criminal justice professor applauds anti-bullying policies’ intent, he says they aren’t an instant answer. And another professor suggests that Georgia adopt legislation geared to deter bullying.
1. Fulton takes stand against bullying by Gary Namie, WBI Director
2. Bullying policies aren’t magic bullet by Sameer Hinduja, associate professor, criminal justice, Florida Atlantic University
3. Concern rises over bullying in the workplace by David Yamada, founding director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School and Professor of Law.
Tags: Atlanta Journal Constitution, David Yamada, Fulton County, Rick Badie, Sameer Hinduja, William Edwards, workplace bullying policy
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Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
By Greg Dawson, Orlando Sentinel, Oct 30, 2012
Laura Dunavent’s voice still quavers when she recalls the darkest chapter of her life.
“I didn’t know what was happening to me. All I knew is it that it made me crazy.”
It wasn’t until after Dunavent, a registered ER nurse, quit her job as a case manager for an Orlando insurance carrier — “so I wouldn’t go out of my mind” — that she discovered a name for the emotional torture she says she experienced at work.
Tags: David Yamada, Gary Namie, Healthy Workplace Bill, workplace bullying
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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
Here’s a video that serves double duty. Not only does it highlight the great Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Advocates event, “Workplace Bullying: Who are the Aggressors and What Can We Do About Them?”, it sheds light on the phenomenon of workplace bullying and how it hurts both individuals and businesses.
Tags: David Yamada, Greg Sorozan, Healthy Workplace Bill, workplace bullying, Workplace Bullying Institute
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Friday, October 19th, 2012
Workplace Bullying: Who are the Aggressors, and What Can We Do About Them?,” a program on Friday, October 19, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont Street, Room 295, in downtown Boston.
The New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School is the sponsor. Here’s the terrific lineup of speakers:
Dr. Ronald Schouten
Director, Law & Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Co-author, Almost a Psychopath: Do I (or Does Someone I Know) Have a Problem with Manipulation and Lack of Empathy?
Ericka Gray, Mediator and Founder, DisputEd
Paula Parnagian, Organizational Consultant and President, World View Services, Inc.
Gregory Sorozan, Union President, NAGE Local 282
David Wilson, Employment Lawyer and Partner, Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP
David Yamada, Professor of Law and Director, New Workplace Institute, Suffolk University Law School
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
Another video produced by the Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Advocates. Suffolk Law Prof. David Yamada, author of the HWB as introduced in all states, describes the movement to pass the bill (in 2012, the bills are H 2310 and S 916) into law. The legislative session ends in July. Visit the MA State page at the national website to write letters to House and Senate members imploring them to pass the bill on the House and Senate floors.
Prof. Yamada’s affiliation with WBI began shortly after the birth of the movement. In 2000, he published the seminal legal article defining workplace bullying for the legal profession (Georgetown Law Journal). In 2001, he wrote the first version of the Healthy Workplace Bill that we then convinced lawmakers in California to introduce in 2003, the first of 21 states.
Since then, Prof Yamada has written extensively about the necessity of creating laws that benefit humans. He is part of the movement within the legal education community called “therapeutic jurisprudence.” A listing of his published papers available for free download from the SSRN website can be found here. He also writes a marvelous blog titled “Minding the Workplace.”
Website: MA Healthy Workplace Advocates
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Fox Business News
Feb 17, 2012
Adults who thought their days of dealing with bullies were left behind on the schoolyard better think again.
A 2011 CareerBuilder study shows that 27% of U.S. workers have felt bullied in the workplace with the majority not confronting or reporting the bully.
Workplace bullying is defined as repeated mistreatment of an individual employee by a person or group that takes the form of verbal abuse, behavior that is humiliating, threatening, intimidating or sabotages the targeted person’s work, according to the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI).