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Legislative Memo

Frank Kerbein
Director, Center for Human Resources
T 518.465.7517 x210
www.bcnys.org

BILL:

A.5414-B (Englebright) / S.1823-B (Morahan)

Support

SUBJECT:

Creates a new private cause of action for an alleged abusive work environment

 

DATE:

May 19, 2010

 

This bill would establish a new civil cause of action for employees who claim that they are subject to an abusive work environment. The Business Council strongly opposes enactment of this proposal.

For these reasons, The Business Council opposes this legislation and strongly urges that it not be enacted by the New York State Assembly.