Reilly Quoted in Business Insurance About Workplace Bullying
Lane Powell Shareholder Mike Reilly was quoted in an article about workplace bullying in Business Insurance titled “Workplace bullying threatens employers.” The article looks at a recent trend in state legislatures to attempt to pass laws that make workplaces liable for an expanded, and more vague, definition of bullying.
D. Michael Reilly, a shareholder with law firm Lane Powell P.C. in Seattle, said his concern is “the definition of bullying is not real clear, and because there is not a lot of case law” defining it, “it’s going to be tough for employers to know how to comply with the law. It will probably be a paradise for many people who would like to sue because it would be tough to get these cases resolved short of a full-blown trial.”