Protect Employees from Abusive Work Environments

Last updated: Apr 16, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Troy Jackson, Senate 35 - York County
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 466



UPDATE: This bill is tabled.

UPDATE: This bill has been voted unanimously Ought Not to Pass. It is dead.


This bill provides legal relief for employees who have been harmed psychologically, physically or economically by exposure to abusive work environments. Employees and employers who subject an employee to an abusive work environment are liable, and employers are vicariously liable for the abusive workplace conduct of their employees, in a private civil action brought by the affected employee. The legal remedies made available by this bill do not limit any other legal rights of an individual, except that workers' compensation benefits received under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 39-A for the same injury or illness must be reimbursed from compensation that is earned through the legal remedies made available by this bill.