Professor Kerri Stone Examines Bullying in the Workplace
Workplace bullying panelists: (l to r) Kerri Stone, Susan Harthill, and David Yamada. Photo courtesy of David Yamada.

Kerri Stone, associate professor at Florida International University College of Law, recently presented at the “Bullying: Redefining Boundaries, Responsibility, and Harm Symposium.” The symposium, sponsored by the Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review, was held on Feb. 23, 2013, at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia.

Over twenty leading scholars and advocates addressed the phenomenon of bullying in a variety of different venues, including K-12 education, higher education, the workplace, and senior living environments.  The symposium featured a keynote address by Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate, and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy (Random House 2013).

As part of the workplace bullying panel, Professor Stone discussed her work on the gender implications of workplace bullying. Her presentation, “Floor to Ceiling: How Setbacks and Challenges to the Anti-Bullying Movement Pose Challenges to Employers who Wish to Ban Bullying,” covered “the plight of employers who wish to voluntarily undertake to ban bullying in the workplace,” said Stone.

Professor Stone teaches Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Labor Law, and Contracts at FIU Law. Her research focuses on examining anti-discrimination jurisprudence, and her work has appeared or will appear in the Hastings Law Journal, the NYU Annual Survey of American Law, the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, the Akron Law Review, the Loyola Law Review, the Kansas Law Review, the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, the Columbia Journal of Gender & Law, and the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics, among other journals.

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