1st Edition

Understanding, Defining and Eliminating Workplace Bullying Assuring dignity at work

By Jerry A. Carbo Copyright 2017
    188 Pages
    by Routledge

    188 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Workplace bullying is a severe and pervasive problem around the globe and in particular in the United States where no meaningful steps have been taken to address this problem. This book will help readers to understand and to define workplace bullying to be able to prevent, detect, remedy and eliminate workplace bullying. Readers will gain an understanding of the forms, causes and effects of workplace bullying. Readers will also be able to understand the current gaps in U.S. law and become familiar with more effective international laws to address workplace bullying. Finally, the reader will be presented with the potential paths to put an end to workplace bullying in their own workplace and in workplaces across the globe.


    Preface: Protecting Employees’ Human Rights  Part 1. Understanding Workplace Bullying  Chapter 1. An Introduction to Bullying and its Impact on Workers and Workplaces  Chapter 2. What Does Workplace Bullying Look Like?  Chapter 3. Workplace Bullying is a Terrible Problem: Why it is so important to address workplace bullying?  Chapter 4. Why Does Bullying Occur and Endure  Part 2. Workplace Bullying can be addressed but is not in the United States  Chapter 5. Gaps in the US Employment Law: Workplace Bullying can be, but is not Being Addressed  Chapter 6. Evidence from Abroad – Steps can Be Taken to Eliminate Workplace Bullying  Part 3. Ending Workplace Bullying  Chapter 7. Defining the Problem - A Transformative Definition of Workplace Bullying  Chapter 8. The Potential For Micro Level Solutions  Chapter 9. Employer Based Solutions  Chapter 10. Concerted Activity as a Solution  Chapter 11. The Need for a Strong Law and Strong Enforcement  Chapter 12. Conclusion


    Jerry A. Carbo is a Professor of Labor Relations and Business and Society in the Grove College of Business at Shippensburg University. He is also a practicing attorney in the State of West Virginia. He has over 20 years of experience as a manager, attorney, advocate and researcher dealing with workplace harassment and bullying.