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6.15.2010

Reilly Quoted in Business Insurance About Workplace Bullying

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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.”