Workplace Bullying and Mobbing in the United States

by Maureen Duffy and David C. Yamada, Editors
Foreword by Gary Namie


Research indicates that roughly 27 percent of workers report either ongoing or past workplace bullying and/or mobbing—data that suggests that workplace bullying is a legitimate public health problem.

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December 2017


Pages 605
Volumes 2
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Current Events and Issues/Society
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Offering multidisciplinary research and analysis on workplace bullying and mobbing, this two-volume set explores the prevalence of these behaviors in sectors ranging from K–12 education to corporate environments and exposes the damaging effects of workplace bullying on both individuals and organizations.

Workplace Bullying and Mobbing in the United States provides a comprehensive overview of the nature and scope of the problem of workplace bullying and mobbing. By tapping the knowledge of a breadth of subject experts and interpreting contemporary survey data, this resource examines the impact of bullying and mobbing on targets; identifies what constitutes effective prevention and intervention; surveys the legal landscape for addressing the problem, from both American and (for multinational employers) transnational perspectives; and provides an analysis of key employment sectors with practical recommendations for prevention and amelioration of these behaviors.

The contributors to this outstanding work include researchers, practitioners, and policy and subject-matter experts who are widely recognized as authorities on workplace bullying and mobbing, including Drs. Gary and Ruth Namie, cofounders of the U.S. workplace anti-bullying movement; Drs. Maureen Duffy and Len Sperry, internationally recognized authorities on workplace mobbing; and professor David Yamada, leading expert on the legal aspects of workplace bullying. The set's content will be of particular value to scholars and practitioners in disciplines that overlap with American labor and employee relations, industrial/organizational psychology and mental health, and law and conflict resolution.


  • The first comprehensive, multi-contributor book on workplace bullying and mobbing grounded in American employee relations
  • An ideal starting place for anyone seeking to better understand the breadth and depth of research on workplace bullying and mobbing in the United States
  • Features contributions from leading researchers and subject-matter experts on workplace bullying and mobbing, including some who are founding members of the U.S. Academy on Workplace Bullying, Mobbing, and Abuse
  • Summarizes and analyzes leading research for scholars and researchers in industrial/organizational psychology, clinical and counseling psychology, organizational behavior and communications, business management, law, and public health
Author Info

Maureen Duffy, PhD, is a workplace consultant to organizations and individuals and a preeminent authority on workplace mobbing behaviors. She is coauthor of Mobbing: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions and Overcoming Mobbing: A Recovery Guide for Workplace Aggression and Bullying. She is also a family therapist working with targets and their families. Her clinical and consulting work focus on workplace mobbing and bullying. Duffy has frequently been a featured speaker at national conferences addressing workplace issues.

David C. Yamada, JD, is professor of law and director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA. He has authored leading law review articles on workplace bullying and the Healthy Workplace Bill, model anti-bullying legislation that serves as the template for law reform initiatives across the United States. Yamada has been widely sought out as a public speaker and subject matter expert on workplace bullying and dignity at work by groups in fields such as law and public policy, labor and employee relations, and industrial and organizational psychology. Yamada's Minding the Workplace blog is at

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