(LegalLaw247.com, February 07, 2013 ) Mount Laurel, NJ - Kevin M. Costello, a partner at Costello & Mains, P.C., employment rights attorneys, appeared in a February 5, 2013 CBS Philly "11 O'Clock News" story about workplace bullying. Kevin's appearance in the interview was in support of bill A-333, the New Jersey "Healthy Workplace Act," which would provide relief to workers who are abused and bullied in the workplace.
"I'm always pleased to spread some education about this important issue," Kevin says. "The Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) study on this subject suggests that as many as 25 percent - 1 in 4 - workers are abused in the workplace. This isn't just treatment which is ‘not nice,’ it's abuse which causes depression, panic, sickness, loss of employment and worker's compensation claims. It causes a drain on the economy for everyone, and there's no excuse for it."
Kevin adds that while the proposed legislation needs some work to make it effective and balanced, it's a great start to addressing a pervasive problem which, from his perspective, is only getting worse.
"Since I've been practicing in this field," Kevin says. "The number of people who contact us about this sort of illness-causing abuse in the workplace has climbed. Bad economies and workplace production pressures are no reason to jettison minimal respect for workers. We strongly support the Healthy Workplace Act and applaud Senator Greenstein for proposing to deal with this problem.”
The employment and civil rights law attorneys at Costello & Mains, P.C. are dedicated to protecting the rights of New Jersey workers, students and families. If you suspect that your employment, educational or civil rights have been violated, visit http://www.costellomains.com/ today for a free legal evaluation of your claim. We protect everyone from wage and hour abuse, prevailing wage abuse, workplace retaliation, whistleblower retaliation, workplace discrimination, workplace harassment and from discrimination in places of public accommodation and in schools, on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, transgendered status, ethnicity, military service, parental status, national origin, disability, national origin and handicap.
About Costello & Mains, P.C.
Kevin Costello and Deborah Mains have been fighting for the rights of the workers and families of New Jersey for nearly 37 years between them, having counseled and represented unions, workers, students and their families for their entire careers. They can fight your employment rights, harassment, retaliation, discrimination or wrongful discharge claim in Court. If you have questions about employment rights in New Jersey, visit http://www.costellomains.com/.
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February 7, 2013 Posted By: admin
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