The New York State Senate recently passed the anti-bullying bill (see my May 10th post, In the Beginning…). 

If it becomes law (in spite of heavy lobbying from business groups), it will be the first such law in the country prohibiting an "abusive work environment."  Justice Scalia once quipped that the anti-discrimination laws do not enact a "civility code" for the workplace (see Oncale – pdf) — will New York actually do it?