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Workplace Bullying and Harassment

New Developments in International Law

By Ellen Pinkos Cobb

© 2017 – Routledge

304 pages

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About the Book

Workplace Bullying and Harassment: New Developments in International Law provides a comprehensive tour around the globe, summarizing relevant legislation and key developments in workplace bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination, violence, and stress in over 50 countries in Europe, the Asia Pacific region, the Americas region, and the Middle East and Africa. Workplace bullying, harassment, and other psychological workplace hazards are becoming increasingly acknowledged and legislated against in the modern work world. The costs of bullying, harassment, violence, discrimination, and stress at work are huge and far-reaching. Frequently under-reported and misunderstood, workplace bullying, harassment, violence, discrimination, and stress wreak havoc on the vitality and prosperity of organizations and individuals alike.

Workplace laws have long dealt with physical risks, and psychological risks have begun to be treated similarly. In response to the changing workplace, many countries are regulating workplace bullying and harassment by introducing new legislation or incorporating new provisions into existing legislation to address these risks. Other countries have opted for non-regulatory instruments. Numerous European countries, Canada, Australia, and Japan all prohibit and punish workplace bullying and harassment, with other countries, including the United States of America, moving toward legislation against this abusive workplace conduct.

This book brings together need-to-know information on global workplace bullying and harassment in one place, the first publication of its kind to do so. It will aid those in the fields of labor and employment, human resources management, occupational and industrial health psychology, health and safety, and workplace regulatory compliance stay abreast of laws and developments that these practitioners must be aware of, whether operating nationally or globally. Academics will also benefit. Links to laws and references are provided, enabling further research.

Table of Contents

Scope and Applicability, Introduction, Chapter 1. The European Region Chapter 2. European Countries Chapter 3. The Asia PACIFIC Region Chapter 4. The Americas Region Chapter 5. Middle East and Africa Regions Chapter 6. Constitutions Index

About the Author

Ellen Pinkos Cobb, J.D. is a Senior Regulatory & Legal Analyst at the Isosceles Group, an Environmental Health and Safety consultancy, in Boston, MA, USA, and a Founding Fellow of the Workplace Bullying Academy. She has years of experience in the employment discrimination field as a neutral fact finder for State and Federal agencies, and has been tracking international laws and developments in workplace bullying, violence, harassment, discrimination, and stress since 2010, publishing work and presenting on these topics. Ellen graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College, USA, and received her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS010000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Law
BUS030000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUS038000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Labor
BUS097000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Workplace Culture
LAW001000
LAW / Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
LAW051000
LAW / International
LAW054000
LAW / Labor & Employment
LAW094000
LAW / Discrimination