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