Several years ago, a study was launched on workplace bullying by Jaime Lester at George Mason University. Although there were numerous similar organizational studies, this study may have been the first to look specifically at the faculty of a higher education institution. What she found was that “higher education leaders, managers, human resource professionals, faculty, and staff face uncivil, bullying behaviors in academe.”
A new book, with a chapter written by Florida International University College of Law Professor Kerri Stone, aims to push forward more work on this topic.
“Workplace Bullying in Higher Education,” was recently released and features contributions from over a dozen bullying experts. The book makes an effort to walk through practical and legal particularities of a college campus, and hopes to serve as a valuable resource for all higher education professionals.
“My chapter, is about the law of workplace bullying, and it is intended to educate the academic community and to inform their understanding of the legal ramifications of workplace bullying in higher education and responses to it,” said Stone.