For scholars, evidence-based practitioners, and others seeking research and analysis on workplace bullying, here’s some useful stuff:
Workplace Bullying Institute
If you haven’t accessed this page from the Workplace Bullying Institute website, you should click and have a look around. You’ll find links to:
- Summaries of WBI research (including downloadable summaries, free of charge) and publications;
- An excellent bibliography of research studies by researchers around the world;
- The Namies’ book recommendations on workplace bullying and related topics;
- Lots of other goodies.
Among these publications, the following are the most relevant to those researching the legal implications of bullying at work:
Workplace bullying and the law
The Phenomenon of ‘Workplace Bullying’ and the Need for Status-Blind Hostile Work Environment Protection – Georgetown Law Journal, 2000 (first American law review article to explore, in depth, the legal implications of workplace bullying, concluding with a recommendation for the contours of what would become the Healthy Workplace Bill).
Crafting a Legislative Response to Workplace Bullying – Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, 2004 (contains and explains the original version of the Healthy Workplace Bill).
Workplace Bullying and American Employment Law: A Ten-Year Progress Report and Assessment – Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal, 2010 (examines the emerging movement to enact workplace bullying protections and discusses a more current version of the Healthy Workplace Bill).
Workplace bullying generally
Workplace Bullying and Ethical Leadership – Journal of Values-Based Leadership, 2008 (a more general piece on workplace bullying).
Employee dignity generally
Human Dignity and American Employment Law – University of Richmond Law Review, 2009 (setting forth a framework for examining American employment law and policy through the lens of human dignity).
Employment Law as If People Mattered: Bringing Therapeutic Jurisprudence into the Workplace, Florida Coastal Law Review, 2010 (examining how therapeutic jurisprudence can enhance our understanding of the study and practice of employment law).