Posts Tagged ‘Katherine Hermes’
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
WATR-AM Talk of the Town show host, Larry Rifkin, and Dr. Gary Namie, WBI, discussed workplace bullying, Connecticut attempts at passing the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill, and the suicide of Marlene Braun mentioned in the essay by Katherine Hermes.
Tags: Gary Namie, Healthy Workplace Bill, Katherine Hermes, Larry Rifkin, WATR, workplace bullying, Workplace Bullying Institute
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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
By Katherine Hermes, Guest Op-Ed, Connecticut Mirror, March 19, 2014
If you knew that 900,000 Connecticut residents experienced a particular problem at work, wouldn’t you want to fix that problem? That’s how many workers in our state have experienced abusive conduct on the job.
There are problems great and small, global and local. But when you are the target of a bully, the problems are so personal and isolating that a wider world ceases to exist. My friend Marlene (Braun) was a conservationist, a birdwatcher, a lover of literature and film, an enthusiastic cook, a traveler, a scientist—but once the bully had hold of her, a suicide.
Her death catapulted me into a movement, founded by the Workplace Bullying Institute, to try to stop workplace bullying. I discovered that workplace abuse was not illegal unless the campaign of destruction was directly related to the protected status of the person being bullied. If the bully did not harass the target because of race, religion, sex, age, and so forth, it was legal conduct.
Tags: anti-bullying legislation, Healthy Workplace Bill, Katherine Hermes, Marlene Braun, workplace bullying
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Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
By Scott Whipple, The Bristol (CT) Press, March 1, 2014
NEW BRITAIN — Workplace bullying is back in the public eye.
According to a recent national survey, an overwhelming majority of Americans — 93 percent — support enactment of a new law that would protect workers from repeated abusive treatment at work. Only 1 percent strongly oppose such a measure.
“Because of the strong public support and stories from Connecticut citizens we are seeking sponsors in the state legislature to enact the Anti-Bullying Healthy Workplace Bill” said Katherine Hermes, state co-coordinator promoting the legislation.
Tags: Connecticut, Healthy Workplace Bill, Katherine Hermes, legislation, Peter Tercyak, workplace bullying
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