Patricia Barnes is a judge, attorney with expertise in employment and domestic violence law, and the creator of a popular employment law blog on workplace bullying and abuse, When the Abuser Goes to Work. She has written two books about workplace abuse, Transcend Your Boss: Zen and the Difficult Workplace and Surviving Bullies, Queen Bees & Psychopaths in the Workplace. She is the author of two books for CQ Press on the American court and criminal justice systems. She edited a three-volume series on domestic violence law for a scholarly publisher. She was a regular contributor to The ABA Journal for several years, and has contributed to Salon, The National Law Journal, etc. She produced and wrote an award-winning documentary film underwritten by the NCAA called, For the Sport of It, about the federal law that revolutionized female athletics.
Targets of workplace abuse suffer severe health-endangering stress which gets worse the longer it goes on. Zen theory and tools offer a proven path to stress relief and can easily be adapted to the workplace. Zen buys time for targets to pursue a complaint or collect evidence for a future unemployment compensation claim or lawsuit. Be Proactive! Save your job and your sanity!
Targets of workplace bullying are not powerless. Lawsuits are filed everyday against employers that tolerate or encourage workplace bullying. This book helps employees understand the problem and evaluate their options. It helps employers avoid the potentially catastrophic risk posed by workplace bullying, which is at the heart of many of types of common employment lawsuits.