City council takes a stand on workplace bullying

Amendment allows one councillor to file a complaint against another
||Last Updated: 05/23/2006

An amendment to a St. John's, Nfld., bylaw shines a spotlight on the issue of workplace harassment and bullying, said a city councillor.

Councillor Shannie Duff, the only woman on city council, introduced the amendment after what she called years of personal attacks and verbal abuse from Mayor Andy Wells.

The amendment to the workplace human rights bylaw will allow one councillor to make a complaint against another. The option was removed from the bylaw in 1994.