Surviving Bullies, Queen Bees and Psychopaths in the Workplace

Surviving Bullies, Queen Bees and Psychopaths in the Workplace

by Patricia Barnes

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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.

Product Details

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

About 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

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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