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July 2003

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WORKPLACE BULLYING

UK firms could face legal action over stress
The UK Health and Safety Executive has rolled out its blueprint for tackling stress. Named Management Standards for Stress (http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/stresspilot/index.htm), the pilot project sets out six principles of good stress management in the workplace and, if a clear majority of staff – between 65% and 85% - agree that the business does not meet these, it could form the basis of a legal claim against the employer.
The six standards seek to tackle the most likely sources of stress for employees and are as follows:
Demands: at least 85% of employees should feel that they can cope with the demands of their jobs.
Control: at least 85% of employees should feel that they are able to have a say about the way they do their work.
Support: at least 85% of employees should feel that they receive adequate information and support from their colleagues and superiors.
Relationships: at least 65% of employees should feel that they are not subjected to unacceptable behaviours (eg bullying) at work.
Role: at least 65% of employees should feel that they have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities.
Change: at least 65% of employees should feel that the organisation or business engages them frequently when undergoing an organisational change.
See http://www.thisismoney.com/20030616/nm64266.html and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2993116.stm and the HSE's own press release http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2003/e03099.htm and web page on stress, http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/index.htm

Even more HSE cutbacks
Already under fire for doing little to address bullying - mainly due to insufficient budgets - the UK HSE is now having its budgets cut even further: http://www.prospect.org.uk/doclib/category.php?category_id=32 whilst the union Prospect Cuts says the HSE is playing Russian Roulette with workers’ safety: http://www.prospect.org.uk/news/newsstory.php?news=174&prs=700d9837ef5e511690625c7e4126c237

HSE outlines future strategy
http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2003/c03021.htm

Employers could face more and bigger stress claims
http://www.efinancialnews.com/partner/article_270.cfm?storyref=18500000000035004

Stress claims are increasing, but they are hard to prove in court
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,200-722178,00.html?gavalidate (you need to register, free)

How to get a stress-free workplace
How some employers tackle stress ... but they're probably not rife with bullying in the first place. Add your comments: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2996224.stm

Unhealthy attitude to sick leave could lead to the chop
http://www.personneltoday.com/pt_news/news_daily_det.asp?liArticleID=19172

Unfair dismissal does not include consequential loss
Employment tribunals cannot make awards for non-pecuniary losses (personal injury, aggravation and injury to feelings caused by the manner or fact of dismissal) in unfair dismissal claims as has been increasingly the case since Johnson v Unisys: http://www.danielbarnett.co.uk/articles_dunnachie.htm

Employees treat clients how their boss (and co-workers) treat them
Allegations of torture by British squaddies in Iraq could point to a culture of humiliation and brutality pervading military bases at home: http://www.observer.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,972901,00.html

My fellow doctors bullied me
Matilda McLoughlin contemplates leaving the profession: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2962812.stm

Motions call for BMA (the voice of doctors) to take action on bullying
http://www.bma.org.uk/ap.nsf/Content/ARM03Bus%5CARM03Mon?OpenDocument&Highlight=2,bullying

Stress 'could lead to fatal errors by nurses'
Scottish nurses working insane hours: http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/print/news/5016727.shtml

Many workers have no time for lunch break
http://www.pcs.org.uk/Templates/Internal.asp?NodeID=884492

Bullying bosses are a threat to your health
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3012546.stm

Bullying returns to Hull Guildhall
http://www.thisishull.com/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=61049&command=displayContent&sourceNode=60576&contentPK=6064143

UK employers must justify snooping or risk facing legal action
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/story.jsp?story=414351 and http://www.tuc.org.uk/law/tuc-6735-f0.cfm and http://www.tuc.org.uk/law/tuc-6733-f0.cfm

TUC encourages shareholders and trustees to resist fat cat pay
http://www.tuc.org.uk/pensions/tuc-6707-f0.cfm

Prohibiting the Blacklisting of Trade Unionists
TUC supports proposals to outlaw discrimination against those who join a union: http://www.tuc.org.uk/law/tuc-6740-f0.cfm

This week's lucky numbers are...
A survey by NatWest Bank reveals that British employees spend their leisure time fretting over work and fantasising about winning the lottery: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/2977952.stm

UK union leader urges long hours campaign
Amicus General Secretary Derek Simpson proposes a £15 million union fighting fund to campaign to cut the working week to 35 hours: http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_786838.html

Primary school teachers stressed and overworked
http://education.guardian.co.uk/schools/story/0,5500,980732,00.html

More education chaos as thousands of UK teachers face sack
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/2982346.stm

Airline safety compromised by changes to pilots' working conditions
Pilot fatigue is a risk too far: http://www.tuc.org.uk/h_and_s/tuc-6241-f0.cfm#u3

58 Sainsbury executives win tribunal for unfair dismissal
Suspicions were high that Sainsbury's surprise meeting, the alleged purpose of which was to coerce the managers to "agree to an assessment of your skills to see if you're suitable for Sainsbury's new regime" was really a cover for cutting the high cost of the final salary pension scheme which has closed to new employees: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/05/15/nsain15.xml (background to the case) and http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/05/22/nbul22.xml#7(verdict)

Labour Government losing support of voters
Retiring TUC General Secretary John Edmonds accuses Labour government of siding with bosses over workers: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/2973102.stm with the background at http://politics.guardian.co.uk/unions/story/0,12189,973551,00.html

UNISON Scotland calls for tougher action on violence
Ministers are being urged to strengthen proposed anti-social behaviour legislation: http://www.unison-scotland.org.uk/comms/press.html#0406 and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/2953070.stm

Unison survey says police staff stressed and undervalued
Civilian staff working for Scotland's eight police forces say they feel undervalued and stressed: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/2997130.stm

A wee victory at last
Security guard wins employment tribunal decision after he was refused a toilet break in a 12-hour shift: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/2967960.stm

Royal Bank of Scotland slammed for meanness
Tea breaks for call centre staff under threat: http://www.unifi.org.uk/new_fusion/jun_jul/break.htm

Tube driver wins appeal against gross misconduct
Active union member wins victimisation case against London Underground (LUL): http://www.personneltoday.com/pt_news/news_daily_det.asp?liArticleID=19319

Train driver wins unfair dismissal tribunal
Former Connex train driver Jim Kelly was sacked on what he believes are specious grounds after he raised concerns about Connex' record on rail safety: http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/topstories/display.var.382820.0.train_drivers_safety_worries.php

Bullied lesbian teacher loses appeal
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/dorset/3004176.stm

Matron wins unfair dismissal claim
Former Fettes College school matron Louise Finlay was sacked after she was hospitalised due to overwork. Claims by her employer that she was "unstable" were rejected: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/content_objectid=13084427_method=full_siteid=89488_headline=-MATRON-WINS-SACK-APPEAL-name_page.html

Allegations of bullying and harassment denied at Cardiff University
Lecturer believes there's a link between this complaint and not having his contract renewed: http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0200wales/page.cfm?objectid=13006030&method=full&siteid=50082

Recent whistleblowing cases
http://www.pcaw.co.uk/news/inthenews.html

Notable decisions on the Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA)
http://www.pcaw.co.uk/news/pidanews.html

Whistleblowers collecting £10 million a year
...but most bullied employees (who are unwittingly blowing the whistle on incompetence and negligence) get nothing: http://www.pcaw.co.uk/news/press_26.html

For most whistleblowers, virtue is the only reward
Richard Bagley obtains settlement after nine gruelling years: http://www.latimes.com/la-fg-whistle16jun16,0,369842.story

Justice is hard to find for Brussels' whistleblowers
http://www.transparency.org/cgi-bin/dcn-read.pl?citID=65187

Top civil servant attacks Ofsted
A waste of public money and unlikely to identify bad head teachers says the government's director general of schools, Peter Housden: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/2984890.stm

USA study on stress suggests effects can be long-lasting or permanent
Stress at work puts the same strain on the heart as being 40lb overweight, a study has revealed. http://www.femail.co.uk/pages/standard/article.html?in_article_id=184025&in_page_id=169

Reports reveal Worldcom to be a toxic workplace rife with bullying
http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/161/business/WorldCom_culture_called_poisonous_+.shtml

Is Mickey Mouse a bully?
http://www.iht.com/ihtsearch.php?id=86915&owner=(Los%20Angeles%20Times)&date=20030218130607

Do you still shop at Walmart?
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=12962

Washington to Nation: Drop Dead on the Job
Long work hours now sanctioned by Washington: http://alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=16218

FBI clings to policy of harassing whistleblowers
Special Agent Robert Wright is investigated again after he identifies FBI failings: http://www.suntimes.com/output/novak/cst-edt-novak19.html

Giving workers an explanation reduces likelihood of retaliation
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=571&ncid=751&e=1&u=/nm/20030618/hl_nm/workplace_layoffs_dc

More bullying bylaws in Canada
http://www.lakesideleader.com/newsroom/volume32/030625/story2.html

85% of Australian workers experience or witness bullying at work
http://unionsafe.labor.net.au/news/10564368442831.html and http://actu.labor.net.au/public/resources/bullying/

More bullies find a home at work
Bullying in the rise in Australia: http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/06/28/1056683948974.html

New WorkSafe Victoria advertising campaign calls on employers and employees to talk more
http://www.workcover.vic.gov.au/dir090/vwa/media.nsf/(docsbyUNID)/99D02C0C4D3CD3FCCA256D440022665A?Open

Australian workers advised to keep their doctor informed of what job they do
Accurate records are essential for diagnosing work-related illness and injury: http://www.ohsrep.org.au/resources/advice_doctor.html

More cover-ups uncovered in Australian church sex abuse ring
The Archbishop of Brisbane, Dr Phillip Aspinall, has been implicated in complaints: http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2003/s861333.htm

New Zealand workers now seen as an asset rather than a cost
And the Kiwis feel happier as a consequence - provided they're not being bullied: http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2514948a11,00.html

New Zealand Occupational Safety and Health implicated in employee suicide
OSH worker Ron Ward took his life after staff restructuring: http://onenews.nzoom.com/onenews_detail/0,1227,201355-1-7,00.html

Tough economic times turning Japanese managers into workplace Godzillas
Bullies thriving in the Japanese workplace: http://www.canada.com/vancouver/story.asp?id=0D87AE31-1048-4ADB-A381-F393ABE21413

Expensive staff junkets in top hotels and mounting debts
Employees made redundant amid claims of a bullying and tyrannical management. An everyday tale of corporate excess ... except that this is York Cathedral and the activities of former Dean Raymon Durrell who is now under investigation: http://www.ypn.co.uk/ViewArticleMore2.aspx?SectionID=55&ArticleID=533846

Workers too busy to take holiday
The average employee takes no more than three months of holiday over their working lives, often blaming pressure of work, according to a survey by Royal and Sun Alliance: http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_785439.html?menu=news.latestheadlines

UK public support corporate killing law
TGWU press release: http://www.tgwu.org.uk/newsrelease/2003/03187.htm

Amnesty International call for new inquiry over Deepcut Barracks deaths
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/news/page.cfm?objectid=13084372&method=full&siteid=89488

Hi-tech helps fight domestic violence
Domestic Violence Positive Action Kit (DVPAK) will save lives: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/2997428.stm

Banker wins £750,000 in unfair dismissal case
...after she threatened to blow the whistle on unethical dealings: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/page.cfm?objectid=12992872&method=full&siteid=50143

Company executive accused of bullying a colleague so badly that he needed psychiatric help
Cantor Fitzgerald president Lee Amaitis admits he was an "obsessive compulsive" person who used to have an alcohol and drugs problem: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2003%2F06%2F26%2Fncity26.xml

£180,000 for sexual bullying
Former Beadles Group trainee Angelica Graham subjected to round of sexual harassment and bullying: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,986718,00.html

Firefighter instructor sacked after bullying and sex claims
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/news/page.cfm?objectid=13124434&method=full&siteid=89488

Sheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service
...provides information and advice for employed and unemployed people with work-related health problems: http://www.sohas.co.uk/enter.html

Tolerance, respect and forgiveness haven't made it into many religions yet
Churches, religions and cults can carry on indulging their discriminatory prejudices because of an opt-out in proposed new discrimination legislation: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3024116.stm

Glaxo faces storm over Seroxat
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/business/articles/timid63975 and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2976592.stm

Bully 'expert' expands business
http://www.thisisoxfordshire.co.uk/oxfordshire/archive/2003/06/16/DIDNEWS0ZM.html

 

SCHOOL BULLYING

Most children like school, allegedly
The vast majority of state-school pupils are happy with their education, a Mori poll for the Sutton Trust suggests: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/2974466.stm
The study makes no mention of bullycide though. During research for our book Bullycide: death at playtime (schoolbully/bullycid.htm) we discovered that at least 16 children a year commit suicide because of bullying in the UK each year which, in most cases, the school is doing everything they can to avoid dealing with. When accidental deaths, misadventure and open verdicts are taken into account, the death toll from bullying is, we estimate, between 50 and 100 every year.
The recent death of Karl Peart is a typical case: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/2968426.stm
Studies regularly show that at least 50% of children endure assault, grievous bodily harm, harassment, theft, sexual assault, discrimination, extortion and other violent behaviours at school. A study by Kidscape in 1996 produced a horrific catalogue of lifelong detriment. The psychiatric injury from bullying is deep-seated and long-lived, especially as there is little recognition and no treatment. Recent research confirms what I and others have been saying for a long time, that bullying and long-term abuse causes PTSD: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/2952537.stm. Whilst my focus is bullying in the workplace - teachers and lecturers are my largest group of callers - I receive many emails from distraught children and parents. Liz Carnell with her web site Bullying OnLine at www.bullying.co.uk is inundated every day with emails from children and parents about bullying.

Bullied boy may have been raped
Karl Peart may have been raped: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/3013448.stm

Can I remember a time when Karl was not bullied?
Only since we buried him, say Karl Peart's parents: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2003%2F06%2F08%2Fnbully08.xml and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/2974666.stm

Second suicide at same school Karl Peart attended
Gemma Dimmick, 15, is believed to have takes overdose after writing several notes. Views vary as to whether she was bullied: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/3005802.stm and http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/page.cfm?objectid=13081125&method=full&siteid=50143

Oliver Sabine, 17, is found hanged after suffering years of bullying which left him scared to go out
http://www.getreading.co.uk/story.asp?intid=7063

Two years of bullying terror
Jessica O'Connell, 7, writes "To mummy, I wish I was dead so I don't have to suffer any more pain. I love you." St Wilfred's RC primary school in Ripon, North Yorkshire fails to deal with bullying: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/news/page.cfm?objectid=13102654&method=full&siteid=89488 and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/3019132.stm

Mothers protest over bullying and schools' failure to deal with it
Four Derbyshire mums take to the roof of a building next to the gates of Horsley Woodhouse Primary School: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/derbyshire/3013166.stm

Boy injured in anti-bullying lesson
Liam Kirk, who attends Paignton Community College in south Devon, needed to have his wrist set in plaster after he was attacked in an anti-bullying lesson: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/3030442.stm

Targets of bullying strike back - LEAs face £8 million bill for their ongoing neglect
Cases show the daily horrific brutality that pupils regularly endure. One pupil was kidnapped from a classroom, frogmarched by bullies to a nearby deserted factory, tied up and left there for hours. A five-year-old had his ear practically ripped off, and was then forced to walk home alone after teachers at the South Wales school ordered him from the grounds: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/politics/story/0,6903,982554,00.html

Margaret Hodge is appointed UK Minister for Children
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/2988734.stm

Scottish Education Minister Peter Peacock unveils plans to beat break- time bullies
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/news/page.cfm?objectid=13076856&method=full&siteid=89488

Scottish targets scrapped
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3026308.stm

Can bullying be beaten?
Seeing bullying only from a distance means we see bullying only in clichéd, simplistic terms: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/2968468.stm

Children Who Are Bullied More Often Depressed and Suicidal
Depression and suicidal ideation are symptoms of psychiatric injury: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/457001 (you need to register, free)

School environment 'can affect behaviour'
http://education.guardian.co.uk/schools/story/0,5500,974702,00.html

Britain's exported violence towards children blamed for child suicide
Human and child rights activists in India blame outdated education laws introduced by the British which permit and encourage corporal punishment: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/2997352.stm

Good Samaritan stops to help pupil assaulted by bullies
Neath teacher David Tanner was the only person who stopped to help pupil David Lewis outside the Gowerton school Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr after he was punched by a fellow pupil:
http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=76041&command=displayContent&sourceNode=75593&contentPK=5362625

Home educating outperforms school in almost every area
Bullying - and schools' failure to deal with it - is a common reason for educating children at home:
http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=76041&command=displayContent&sourceNode=75593&contentPK=5993203

Bullying in Leesville, Louisiana
http://www.thetowntalk.com/html/2CB4D807-B54E-4B25-B6FB-481B8E97B55F.shtml

CoastKid
...is Brighton and Hove's anti-bullying web site: http://www.coastkid.org/

Enlight
is an Atlanta based non-profit organization whose focus is to end bias and harassment, based on actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity, in our (Georgia's) schools: http://www.enlight-atlanta.org

 

MEDIA AND RESEARCH REQUESTS

WREXHAM BULLIES?
Have you been bullied at any time by Wrexham Borough Council? Freedom to Care (which supports conscientious employees who have been bullied for speaking up) is interested in hearing from Wrexham Borough Council employees, past and present, in any job, who have a story to tell. Contact in confidence: freedomtocare@aol.com or Chris on 01978 750583 and see www.freedomtocare.org

How were you dealt with by your solicitor or barrister?
I'm Karen Coates (I appeared with Tim Field on Richard & Judy) and I'm interested in the manner in which UK people were dealt with by their solicitor or barrister. I'm not interested in the legal advice itself. Arrogance, disdain, rudeness, not returning calls are just a few examples of how the very people who can help hurt individuals get back on track in fact exacerbate the problem. I am trying to get the profession on board, so I'm not interested in naming and shaming but instead working with those professionals who are enlightened to raise awareness, spread the word and ultimately improve the quality of legal services to targets of bullying. Contact Karen Coates at DAVKA@beckcot.freeserve.co.uk

Are you living or working with a control freak? I'm Hollie Smith and I'm writing another feature for Woman magazine, this time about the difficulties of living or working with a control freak. I'd like to find someone (female in the UK, any age) who has in the past or is currently going through this experience in the workplace. Email Hollie Smith at holliemsmith@onetel.net.uk

New York Daily News: I'm Jordan Lite and I'm a freelance journalist with an assignment from the New York Daily News to write about bullying in the workplace. I'm looking for people in the New York metro area to interview who have experienced any of the following while on the job: repeated, malicious verbal harassment of a general nature (NOT sexual harassment or discrimination based on race, gender, age, sexual orientation or religion); deliberate humiliation; or the withholding of resources or support that prevented them from performing their jobs. The abuse could have come at the hand of a supervisor or a colleague. In the case of teachers or people working in the retail or services industries, it could also have come from students or customers. I am especially interested in talking with people who experienced short or long-term health effects from the abuse -- stress, depression, insomnia, nightmares, phobias, gastrointestinal troubles, etc. -- or whose careers or lives outside the office were significantly impacted by it. No workers comp cases, please. Willing interviewees should e-mail me at joalli@mail.com ONLY if they live in the New York metro area. The paper strongly prefers that sources be identified by name, though exceptions may be made if absolutely necessary. The piece will be written such that the business where the abuse occurred and the bully will not be recognizable.

Set the record straight: I'm Susan Wallace, a well-established freelance feature writer for UK women's magazines. I'm looking for a person in the UK who has recently won a tribunal or court case against a company for being bullied out of a job. Real names and photos will be used, so there must be no gagging order (which I know is often the case when compensation is involved.) It must not have been in any women's magazine already either. You will be handled sensitively and it's a chance to set the record straight. Tel 0151-233 3689 / 07801 055556 (I'll ring you straight back.(UK.)) Or e-mail suzyscoop@hotmail.com. Don't delay - please ring today! Thanks.

Bullying in boarding schools: I'm Juliet Riddell, I am researcher for UK Granada Television. I am working on a programme about British boarding schools and trying to contact people that have attended them and experienced bullying. The best way to contact me is via email at Juliet.Riddell@granadamedia.com or to call me on 0207 633 2544.

More media requests at workbully/media.htm

 

SUPPORT GROUPS AND FORUMS

Powys, mid-Wales
We're building up a party of interested people to start a new support group covering Builth Wells, Brecon, Llandrindod Wells - all in Powys, mid-Wales. Contact Vicky via email at bullied_at_work@hotmail.com

The London Support Group
The London Support Group meets at various locations in and around London and is a friendly group of like-minded people meeting in a safe environment. The next meeting will be on Sunday 27th July 2003. For more information, email Jo at jo@jabrown.idps.co.uk

The Suite101 Emotional and Verbal Abuse Web site
http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/verbal_emotional_abuse

Spousal and Domestic Abuse on Suite101
http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/spousal_domestic_abuse

 

NEW LINKS AND REMINDERS

Suspension in the NHS
Many people are left so traumatised by the experience that they never return to work in the NHS: http://www.suspension-nhs.org

Violence at work
Key information about Workplace Related Violence and Aggression, Health and Safety legislation and Employment Rights that everyone in the UK ought to know! http://www.violenceatwork.co.uk

Serotonin and dopamine levels may be important in psychopathic behaviour
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3007342.stm

What is stress?
http://www.worksmart.org.uk/health/viewsubsubsection.php?ssn=12

Running a complaints system
Guidance on good practice: http://www.lgo.org.uk/pdf/guide1.pdf

Good administrative practice
Guidance on good practice: http://www.lgo.org.uk/pdf/good_practice_2.pdf

A father's painful legacy
The fallout of a rageaholic in the family: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/06/15/IN264244.DTL

Cracking open the "egg shell skull" rule - a refresher
http://www.mcw.com.au/Publications/ctp/article6_dec01.htm

The Personal Capability Assessment (PCA) - a medical practitioner's guide
http://www.dwp.gov.uk/medical/percap.pdf

Adults Abused as Children Worldwide
...is here to inform and support adults abused in childhood, to help erase the stigma of shame, guilt and denial, to discuss and share the reality of the abused and to increase awareness of the long-term consequences of childhood abuse: http://www.aaacworld.org/

Infant-killing and the Victorian mother
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2985632.stm

Miss America speaks out against bullying
From November 2002: http://independent.gmnews.com/News/2002/1113/Front_Page/004.html

Military bullying, harassment, corruption and murder
http://www.militarycorruption.com

Human Givens: promoting emotional health and clear thinking
http://www.humangivens.com/

Quick-fix counselling can add to post-disaster trauma
The wrong type of counselling can make things worse: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/030626/12/e39y7.html

Sign up for the Amicus Working Environment Unit Health & Safety Newsletter
Includes progress on the Amicus campaign against bullying at work: http://www.amicus-m.org/weu.shtml

Ontario Women's Network guide to dealing with sexual harassment
Includes tips on how to put a complaint in writing: http://www.owjn.org/issues/s-harass/guide.htm

The Internet is a great way of checking up on bullies, fraudsters etc
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/030620/80/e2ure.html

I get a lot of enquiries from council employees
Here's one former council employee's response: http://www.rottenborough.info

Man holds wife captive in home for two years
http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Central/06/13/captive.wife.ap/index.html

GeneTree
...provides highly service-oriented DNA analysis and counseling for researching biological relationships: http://www.genetree.com/resources/favorites-directory.asp

 

Conferences, meetings, seminars and training

Seminars in Leeds (and elsewhere later)
There are still places available for both my seminars Understanding and Tackling Bullying at Work and Recovery and Re-empowerment after Bullying and Abusive Life Events in Leeds in September. The latter seminar on healing and recovery is attracting a lot of interest. Details at successunlimited/seminars/index.htm and you can book online.

Conference on 'Law Enforcement and Corporate Accountability'
CCA/TUC's 3rd joint conference in London on Monday 7 July 2003: http://www.corporateaccountability.org/conference/Jul03.htm

Establishing Anti-Bullying in the Workplace Support Groups
Establishing Anti-Bullying in the Workplace Support Groups is a seminar being organised by DAWN in Birmingham, England, on Saturday 18th October 2003. More details at www.dignityatworknow.org.uk The event aims to enable those who have set up support groups to share their experience with those who are in the planning stages of their own support group in their own area. To register your interest, email DAWN chairperson Keith Munday at keith@dignityatworknow.org.uk

 

BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

How to Handle Bullies, Teasers, and Other Meanies
by Kate Cohen-Posey: http://childrentoday.com/resources/articles/book_bullies.htm

The Bully – a FREE book for both adults and children
http://www.ebook-publishing-tools.com/kidsebooks/the_bully.html

The NQT Handbook and School Inspection
Both carry extensive advice on coping with workplace bullying: http://www.elizabethholmes.co.uk/books.html

Why Smart Executives Fail
By Sydney Finkelstein who looks at reasons other than serial bullying: http://mba.tuck.dartmouth.edu/pages/faculty/syd.finkelstein/

The Leader of the Future
Harvard's Ronald Heifetz offers a short course on the future of leadership: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/25/heifetz.html

 

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