BiographyHave been interested in fairness and respect in the workplace much of my legal career. Led me to write my book Workplace Bullying and Harassment: New Developments in International Law (2017) and to work in the employment discrimination law field where I drafted decisions for the MA Commision Against Discrimination. At my present job at an environmental, health and safety consultancy, I notice how health and safety is increasingly encompassing psychological risks in many parts of the world.
Bowdoin College; University of Connecticut School of Law
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Workplace harassment, bullying, discrimination, violence, and stress.
Founding Fellow US Workplace Bullying Academy.
Editing of manuscripts, fiction, nonfiction, reports, regulatory documents.
Certified equal employment opportunity investigator.
Reading, writing, spending time with family, and at the beach.
Managing Psychosocial Hazards and Work-Related Stress in Today’s Work Environment: Insights for U.S. Organizations
By: Ellen Pinkos Cobb
Subjects: Law, Psychology, Work & Organizational Psychology
Today’s evolving world of work makes it imperative for employers to manage psychosocial hazards (PSH) and risks leading to work-related stress. This book contains essential, general and country-specific information and templates for the successful management of hazards so as to prevent psychological harm in the workplace.
Acknowledged as global issues affecting all workers and industries, PSHs are work factors that have the potential to lead to physical or psychological injury and stress, relating to how work is designed, organized, and managed, and to work relationships and interactions. This book advances the idea that management of PSH and psychological health and safety is part of today’s responsible and ethical employers’ duty of care for employees, and that United States employers should recognize this responsibility. Easy to follow, this guide presents comprehensive information on addressing PSH, discussing measures taken internationally (laws, guidance, and resources from Europe, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Japan), as well as a new global standard on psychological health and safety at work.
Practitioners and students in the fields of management, occupational health and safety, human resource management, ethics and compliance, occupational health psychology, and organizational psychology will come away with a deeper understanding of the importance of PSH and their management.
Ellen Pinkos Cobb is an attorney, author, and subject matter expert on international workplace bullying and harassment laws, with many years of experience working in the international occupational health and safety and U.S. employment discrimination areas. This book is her third with Routledge, having previously published International Sexual Harassment Laws for the Multinational Employer (2020) and Workplace Bullying and Harassment: New Developments in International Law (2017).
Publication date: August 2022
Just published in paperback (June 2022) --International Sexual Harassment Laws book published (2020)
By: Ellen Pinkos Cobb
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting, Law, Psychology, Work & Organizational Psychology
As the #MeToo movement has become an increasingly global and significant workplace matter, a timely resource compiling must know international workplace sexual harassment laws for the multinational employer is clearly needed.
This book provides a comprehensive compilation of global sexual harassment laws, clearly necessary in this climate but not currently existing until now. It presents legislation addressing workplace sexual harassment in over 50 countries in the European Region, Asia Pacific, Americas, and the Middle East and Africa. Within each region, the laws of individual countries are set forth, as well as some cultural context and recent developments to indicate present and future trends in workplace sexual harassment regulation.
My hope is that this book sheds more light on sexual harassment globally and adds a small part to its prevention.
By: Ellen Pinkos Cobb
Subjects: Gender & Intersectionality Studies, Law, Psychology, Work & Organizational Psychology
Pleased to announce the publication of my new book, International Workplace Sexual Harassment Laws and Developments for the Multinational Employer (2020)
As the #MeToo movement has become an increasingly global and
significant workplace matter, a timely resource compiling must-know
international workplace sexual harassment laws for the
multinational employer is clearly needed. International Workplace
Sexual Harassment Laws and Developments for the Multinational
provides a comprehensive compilation of global sexual harassment laws, clearly necessary in this climate but not currently existing until now. It presents legislation addressing workplace sexual harassment in over 50 countries in the European Region, Asia Pacific, Americas, and the Middle East and Africa.
A key resource for employment and business attorneys, global employers, managers, human resources professionals, and occupational health and safety professionals. Academics, practitioners, union members, employees, NGOs, and those in the human rights field will also benefit from this timely resource.