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Incognito No Longer: Workplace Bullying Legislation Again at the Forefront

by Scott Sweeney
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP - Denver Office

November 28, 2013

Previously published on November 2013

The much “ballyhooed” controversy surrounding the Miami Dolphins’ offensive tackle Jonathan Martin’s departure following the allegedly incessant bullying and harassment by all-pro lineman Richie Incognito has reignited the discussion over the need for legislation to prevent bullying in the workplace. According to Martin, Incognito sent belittling, threatening and offensive text messages; left voicemail messages meant to intimidate and berate; and generally left Martin feeling threatened and depressed. Martin claimed that he could no longer withstand the treatment, and chose to leave the Dolphins on October 28.


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