Posts Tagged ‘France’
Monday, October 24th, 2011
Workplace Bullying: a Global Issue
by Erika C. Collins, New York Law Journal, Oct. 24, 2011
The United States has had status-based harassment and discrimination laws in place for decades, well in advance of most other countries. Though the United States has taken several measures to protect those who are harassed in the workplace based on “protected categories,”(1) it has not introduced legislation to assist those who are “bullied” in the workplace, but do not have such a protected status on which to base a claim. Recent surveys indicate that a significant portion of U.S. workers may fall into this category; 35 percent of U.S. workers reported experiencing workplace bullying, the majority of which was same-gender harassment.(2)
Tags: France, Healthy Workplace Bill, Protection from Harassment Act, Social Modernization, Sweden, UK bullying law, Victimization at Work
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Sunday, May 30th, 2010
On Thursday May 27, an estimated million strikers — both public and private sector workers — filled France’s streets protesting President Sarkozy’s attempt to postpone retirement age from 60 to 61 or 62. It’s part of his conservative rollback of social programs, including making workers bear the brunt of financial austerity. Public support is at 69% for the strikers.
French banks announced profitability after the state gave them $26 billion in aid. So, there is an injustice felt, just like in the U.S.
But what does it take to outrage Americans when they are so mistreated by the corporations? Income inequality, corporate dominance over workers’ rights, trivialization of abuse, turning worker against worker — it’s all here. We have to open our eyes.
Can you even imagine Americans taking to the streets? Well maybe now that Idol and Dancing with the Stars are over!