Surviving Bullies, Queen Bees and Psychopaths in the Workplace

Surviving Bullies, Queen Bees and Psychopaths in the Workplace

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by Patricia Barnes
     
 
Many types of lawsuits stem from workplace bullying and abuse, including wrongful termination and discrimination claims. This book helps workers who are being bullied by the boss or their employer to understand the problem, evaluate their options and act effectively. Employers will learn the difference between tough and bullying management and how to avoid the

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Many types of lawsuits stem from workplace bullying and abuse, including wrongful termination and discrimination claims. This book helps workers who are being bullied by the boss or their employer to understand the problem, evaluate their options and act effectively. Employers will learn the difference between tough and bullying management and how to avoid the potentially catastrophic risk that results from subjecting employees to a hostile workplace. The author is a judge, attorney and expert in workplace bullying.

Editorial Reviews

http://www.amazon.com/Betrayed-The-Legalization-Discrimination-Workplace/dp/0989870812 - Alice Thomas
TO ALL SENIORS - Including those of you more than 40 years of age who have been discriminated in employment - if you want to know why you can be discriminated against and what you can do about it - Patricia Barnes' book, BETRAYED: The Legalization of Age Discrimination in the Workplace is mandatory reading...
http://www.amazon.com/Betrayed-The-Legalization-Discrimination-Workplace/dp/0989870812 - Mark Bacon
This is shocking book--even scary depending on how old you are ... "Betrayed" is a strong, alarming indictment of hiring and firing practices at firms across the country. It's backed up with research: citations to court decisions, investigative news media reports, academic studies and actual case studies. The author digs deep into the subject, even discussing studies showing that age does not necessarily equate with reduced cognitive abilities.
http://www.amazon.com/Betrayed-The-Legalization-Discrimination-Workplace/product-reviews/0989870812/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all - Steve Jacobs
This groundbreaking book clearly shows that older workers are being dumped into chronic unemployment, leading to low-age part-time work, and eventually, to early retirement, which means at least a 25 percent cut in their Social Security benefits for the rest of their lives. Why? The author clearly demonstrates that federal law provides far less protection against age discrimination than is available to victims of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion and national origin.
http://www.amazon.com/Betrayed-The-Legalization-Discrimination-Workplace/product-reviews/0989870812/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all - David Godfrey
Very honest and brutal review of age discrimination law.
http://www.amazon.com/Betrayed-The-Legalization-Discrimination-Workplace/product-reviews/0989870812/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all - Sylvia Willard
Judge Patricia G. Barnes proves the first word of this book's title as she systematically lays out the failure of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to consistently benefit older workers ... She cites personal stories, statistics and case law with extensive notes in this well indexed work. Judge Barnes is truly a champion for older workers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014368636
Publisher:
Patricia Barnes
Publication date:
05/28/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
375 KB

Meet the Author

Patricia G. Barnes is an appellate and trial court judge, a licensed attorney and an author of legal books, magazine articles and newspaper op-ed columns.

Her most recent book is "Surviving Bullies, Queen Bees & Psychopaths in the Workplace."

Ms. Barnes became interested in workplace abuse and bullying issues after she moved across the country to begin a new job in 2007. When she reported to work, she learned there had been a management shakeup. Her new supervisor was someone whom she had never met who was 25 years younger, far less experienced, and as tightly wound as the elastic core of a golf ball.

In addition to the Surviving Bullies book, Ms. Barnes established a legal blog in 2010 called, "When the Abuser Goes to Work," on workplace abuse and bullying issues. See abusergoestowork.com.

Her expertise in both employment law and domestic violence law allowed Ms. Barnes to observe that workplace bullying is on the same continuum of violence as domestic violence and child/elder abuse. Abusers share a common goal of obtaining power and coercive control over a target and often use similar strategies and tactics.

Ms. Barnes also wrote two reference books for CQ Press of Washington, DC, on the American criminal justice and court systems, respectively. And she edited a three-volume series of books for Garland Publishing called, Domestic Violence: From a Private Matter to a Federal Offense.

She has written for many national legal publications, including Salon, The ABA Journal and the National Law Review. She also wrote two published law review articles.

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Surviving Bullies, Queen Bees and Psychopaths in the Workplace 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BeverlyPeterson More than 1 year ago
Patricia Barnes book, SURVIVING BULLIES, QUEEN BEES & PSYCHOPATHS should be read by every legislator, journalist, victim, HR, Union, and others dealing with this issue. This book goes beyond narrowly focused agendas to educate the reader and raise the level of dialog on this topic to encourage a wide variety of solutions. For years I have been making documentaries about workplace bullying and that has given me the opportunity to talk to a variety of international experts. I quickly recognized that the U.S. is far behind in the effort to seek a deeper understanding of workplace bullying that goes beyond the media's "good guy vs bad guy" framing and simple - and often inadequate - solutions. As Barnes says at the end of her book: "The time is long, long overdue for the U.S. government to act to protect the workers who built and sustain this country from the unjust and needless carnage of workplace bullying." This book is an excellent resource that I highly recommend - Beverly Peterson, Filmmaker and educator
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you think you’re being bullied at work, read this book. It could help preserve your mental and physical health, your job, and maybe even your life. If you’re an employer, you’d better read it, too. Workplace abuse has a high cost in sick time, needless employee turnover (a toxic boss affects more than just the target), and litigation. Author Patricia Barnes explains the difference between normal workplace conflict and abuse, providing real life examples, including documented cases of workers driven to suicide; lists of bullying behaviors; and theories as to why some people bully and other people become targets. Then she provides a step-by-step guide to documenting the pattern of abuse and dealing with it, as well as an overview of applicable state and federal law. The author turns the spotlight that’s currently directed at school bullying to workplace bullying, and it is long overdue. As she points out, no workplace is perfect. “Most jobs are, at least some of the time, will be dispiriting and unfulfilling.” But no job should be soul-stomping. This book is highly recommended for its fact-filled, accessibly written, unemotional take on a little recognized social problem.