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Workplace bullying resources, web sites and links in the USA
Bullying in America, resources for people being bullied at work in North America

See also
Links to workplace bullying resources in Canada


22-23 October 2005: American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Oregon Chapter presents Issues in Nursing: Violence in the Workplace. Speakers: Dr Gerald Farrell RN PhD, Head Professor, Tasmania School of Nursing, Tasmania, Australia will be sharing his research and his work on horizontal violence in nursing and in health care; Mary Schoessler RN EdD, Portland, Oregon will be sharing her research and her work on a unique intervention to prevent horizontal violence and to decrease staff/career burnout.

Thursday 3 November 2005: Nursing Continuing Education Workshop Understanding Bullying & Mobbing, Prairiewoods Spirituality Center, 120 East Boyson Raod, Hiawatha, Iowa. Details from LorandHealth@yahoo.com.


Internet support forum for targets of workplace bullying (and others) in the USA and Canada ... click here.

National Association for Prevention of Teacher Abuse: the truth of why public schools in America are so dysfunctional and how teachers are abused to silence the truth about workplace bullying

Survey of bullied teachers in USA: Drs Jo and Joseph Blase, authors of Breaking the Silence, the groundbreaking book exposing teacher abuse, are collecting more research to expose bullying and abuse of American teachers. If you're a teacher in the USA who's experienced bullying please participate in this survey: http://endteacherabuse.org/participate.html

The American Medical Association (AMA) recognizes bullying as a public health problem: Abuse of children by other children may contribute to violent behavior, addiction, criminal activity and other ills of society."

The American Society for Ethics in Education exposes unethical and corrupt behaviour in the US education system.

Teachers and lecturers form the largest group of enquirers to Bully OnLine from the USA. As in the UK, most complain that their union has refused to support them in their case of workplace bullying, despite having paid contributions for many years. Documents from the United States Department of Labor indicate reveal that 165 employees and officials of the American National Education Association (NEA) earn more than $100,000 each year whilst the average NEA employee wage for those earning more than $10,000 per year is $87, 437. Click here for full story.

The Weingarten Rules define a US employee's legal rights when the employer conducts an investigatory interview.

The No FEAR bill gives federal employees additional on-the-job protection against bullying, discrimination and retaliation in American workplaces by requiring more accountability from agencies. If passed, the bill would require agencies that lose or settle discrimination and whistleblower cases to pay judgments out of their budgets. Those payments are currently paid out of a general federal judgment fund. Under the proposed law, agencies would also be required to make employees aware of discrimination and whistleblower protection laws. The bill would also require each agency to file an annual report detailing the number of discrimination or whistleblower cases filed with it, how the cases were resolved, the amount of settlements and the number of agency employees disciplined for discrimination or harassment". More at http://www.house.gov/sensenbrenner/wc20011004.htm and http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0302/030602t1.htm
Additional information that includes many testimony from Environmental Protection Agency employees on their bullying
experiences may be found at http://www.naacpfstf.org/NOFEAR_testimony_9May01.htm.

In the wake of Enron a new law, SB 1452 (Escutia), passes its first hurdle: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/utilities/pr/pr002463.php3

Workplace Fairness promotes workplace policies and practices that work for everyone in the United States of America.

Workplace bullying's high cost: $180M in lost time, productivity, Liz Urbanski Farrell writes about the cost of workplace bullying in the USA in the Orlando Business Journal

Items of legal interest:

Information on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS, CFIDS, ME) and the US legal and welfare system.

The Workplace Bullying & Trauma Institute undertakes research and education to end psychological harassment at work in the USA.

The National Center for Victims of Crime lists US state stalking laws.

Need A Good Lawyer?

Holme Roberts & Owen LLP, Attorneys at Law in Denver, Colorado, USA, highlight some recent judgements on cases of stress and mental illness (or should that be psychiatric injury?). Their page at http://www.hro.com/textonly/re-06_97_txt.html, entitled Disability Dilemmas: Employees Who Raise Mental Health Issues, looks at psychiatric illnesses which sometimes create dilemmas between job demands and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Recent court cases and EEOC guidelines help illustrate differences between reasonable and not reasonable accommodations and disorders covered and not covered by the ADA.

1-800-THERAPIST offers the opportunity to speak confidentially with a trained professional who can help you evaluate your situation and assist you in finding a therapist with special sensitivity and experience in your area of need.


School bullying

Bully Police USA: taking on Bullying in the USA at the National Level: reports on anti-bullying or anti-harassment laws in each State, along with news media reports and personal stories about bullied children and teens.

Safe Schools, Safe Students and the Safe Communities = Safe Schools Coalition in the USA and Canada has an anti-bullying hotline, statistics for which are online.

The Washington Post has links to articles on and programs to deal with bullying.

Bullying seen as key factor in school shootings.

Teen suicide prevention programme at www.teenanswer.org

Jared's story is at www.jaredstory.com

USA Advocacy Group for Parents of Children Affected by Bullying: www.agpcabinc.org


Support groups

Nineveh Group is a ministry of Crever Memorial United Methodist Church in Petersburg, Pennsylvania helping individuals coping with workplace bullying and/or mobbing. We are located in central Huntingdon County, about 25 miles south of State College and 25 miles northeast of Altoona, Pennsylvania. Email Nineveh-Owner@YahooGroups.com. Nineveh has an online forum for support and discussion. To join see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Nineveh and once you've joined you can see the Nineveh bookmarks page at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Nineveh/links which contains links to further resources.

BullyBusters USA employee survivors network.


Internet communities

Christians in Recovery, Inc. is a group of recovering Christians dedicated to personal one-on-one sharing of faith, strength and hope as we live each day in recovery.


Other links of interest to US citizens

Workplace bullying and retaliation in Zimmerman, et al. v. Direct Federal Credit Union, et al.

Disability Benefits Information: http://www.cfids-me.org/disinissues/#court

New Social Security Administration: http://www.delaware.infi.net/~msch/cfsme/ssa0499.html

New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/pensions/shbpman.htm

NJ State Health Benefits: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/pensions/shbp.htm

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION: http://www.aclu.org/issues/worker/legkit6.html#fn14

NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)http://www.naacp.org/

HARVARD CIVIL RIGHTS WEBSITE: http://www.law.harvard.edu/studorgs/crcl_lawreview/links.html

LEGAL JOURNALS ON THE WEB: http://www.usc.edu/dept/law-lib/legal/journals.html

HISTORIC LEGAL DOCUMENTS (US): http://www.lectlaw.com/this.htm

LECTRIC LAW LIBRARY http://www.lectlaw.com/lay.html

LII: LEGAL INFORMATION INSTITUE (CORNELL): http://www.law.cornell.edu/help/

SAMPLE SEARCH US CIRCUIT COURT DECISIONS
http://www4.law.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/empower?DB=USCA-BATCH2&QUERY00=workers+and+compensation&PROP00=t=b

LII LAW: ABOUT WORKERS' COMPENSATION: http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/workers_compensation.html

GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS: http://law-library.rutgers.edu/govdocs/index.htm

NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE HOME PAGE: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/html/statutes.htm


Books

Judith Wyatt (licensed marriage family and child counselor) and Chauncey Hare (licensed family therapist) are authors of Work Abuse: How to Recognize and Survive It (Schenkman Books, 1997). Chauncey Hare's web site is at http://www2.netcom.com/~workfam1 or you can email him at workfamily@workmail.com or write to him at: Work and Family Resources Center, Fair Oaks Street, San Francisco, CA 94110-3619, USA.
New! Read Marge Mueller's interview with Chauncey Hare: The Secret Tragedy of Working: Work Abuse - PTSD

Mobbing: Emotional Abuse in the American Workplace, Davenport, Schwartz and Elliott, Civil Society Publishing, 2nd edition 2002, ISBN 0-9671803-0-9. Cost $15.95 ($23.95 in Canada). More information about the book, how to order, and other resources at www.mobbing-usa.com

The verbally abusive relationship: how to recognize it and how to respond, Patricia Evans, Adams, ISBN 1-55850-582-2. Recommended, especially if you're dealing with a psychologically violent partner, co-worker, or manager.

For children being bullied

The Kansas Bullying Prevention Program replicates the Bullying Prevention Program developed by Dr Dan Olweus from Bergen, Norway.

Colorado Anti-Bullying Project

Why is Everybody Always Picking on Me? A Guide to Handling Bullies by Dr Terrence Webster-Doyle.

How to handle bullies, teasers and other meanies by Kate Cohen-Posey, Rainbow Books, 1995.

Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain by Trevor Romain, Freespirit Publishing, September 2000, ISBN 0-439-24162-6

Have Courage My Love (Lisa Savelli, ISBN 0-9685305-0-8) addresses the issue of bullying and conflict resolution for teachers and counselors. Azil Books, 41 Tartan Drive, Caledonia, ON N3W 2N3, Canada, Tel 905-765-0211, Fax 905-765-0223.

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