Tennessee passed the Healthy Workplace Act on May 22, 2014. It’s a victory for anti-workplace bullying advocates because after a decade of the Healthy Workplace Bill being shot down over and over again, something regarding workplace bullying was finally passed. But unfortunately the law isn’t that great – it applies only to public-sector employers and no one is required to follow the guidelines of the law. Administrators are incentivized to follow the law in exchange for immunity from lawsuits. Neat trick – having an anti-bullying policy in place is a get out of jail free card.
Check out the Wall Street Journal law about this here: http://blogs.wsj.com/atwork/2014/06/20/first-state-workplace-bullying-law-has-few-fans/