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.
Overcoming Age Discrimination in Employment: An Essential Guide for Workers, Advocates & Employers, is a timely and much needed resource to understand the major law governing age discrimination in the United States. This book provides an easy-to-understand overview of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967using real cases to demonstrate how age-related issues are analyzed and decided.
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.