Bullying, Mobbing, Reprisals and Whistleblowing ResourcesPosted: 7 July 2011 | |
(Please contribute by suggesting useful sites in the comment area below. Links to this site are appreciated.)
- An encycopaediatic site covering an enormous body of knowledge on Bullying and Mobbing.
- There is a useful and detailed though different ‘contents’ and ‘site-map’ area at the end of each page.
- Sadly, for bullying to exist it must be at least passively tolerated by the most senior
managers including human resources. That means there is actually not much that one can do.
- But one must learn and understand what it is that is happening to one.
- Another entry point to Tim
- One of the best books for a bully target (victim). Sadly one will still lose.
- The book is so packed with information that it will be difficult to find the information again when
you need it. Buy the book, use a pen to underline or draw a big box around important parts,
and stick post-it-notes on these important pages, so you can find the information again when you need it.
- Peter Hyatt sums up the essence of bullying in reviewing Tim Field’s book.
- There is no law against bullying in the USA nor Australia. Generally going the legal
route will leave you broke. This page discusses the options. The Namies have lobbied hard
in the United States for laws against bulling. They have published a book, Bully at
- Also a portal to Brian Martin’s Suppression of Dissent Webpage
Shooting the Messenger
An excellent description of what happens during mobbing. But without mentioning the word Bullying or Mobbing.
- Dr Leymann first recognised a human social
behaviour called Mobbing.
- As a psychologist he treated many
hospitalised victims of bullying and mobbing.
- Kenneth Westhues is a Professor of Sociology. He has worked and published extensively on
the mobbing of academics (university and research staff).
- Kenneth Westhues’ more general Home
- Mobbing Portal. Gateway to the scientific study of ganging
- At the Mercy of the Mob
- A short
examination of Mobbing by K Westhues.
- The site has many
mobbing and bullying links.
- Summary of the WAMI
for the 2004 Conference on Workplace Mobbing.
- Wikipedia site
explaining Mobbing in terms of instinctive animal
- The differences
and similarities between bullying and mobbing.
- Heinz Leymann’s
discussion of the terms bullying and mobbing.
- Milgram showed that many humans will behave inhumanely if encouraged by an authority figure.
- This may explain the disproportionate influence a ‘chief bully’ has during mobbing.
Later experimental variations showed that a bystander who spoke out
against the behaviour had a powerful influence in stopping the behaviour.
Teaching bystanders to speak up may be a useful means of reducing bullying, mobbing and
- One of many sites discussing the Stanford
Prison Experiment. Behaviourally it showed how the perpetrators group together
(mob) and how the targets are disempowered. At one level this is an example of the evolution
- The Australian
Whistleblowers organisation. Many whistleblowing resources.
- The blog and
home for GAP (Government Accountability Project). Protecting mainly
USA whistleblowers since 1977.
- GAP appears to
be a very professional organisation with a creditable record.
- A very clear
and informative guide to Whistleblowing. Don’t do anything until you
have read this book. An absolute must read.
- It may be
that most bullying and mobbing in the workplace is in fact either a
reprisal for ‘outing’ improper behaviour
- or a
pre-emptive strike reprisal against someone who it is feared might
expose those behaving improperly.
- The guide was
written by senior members of GAP, mentioned above. Can also be obtained
- There have been
some changes to the law since this article was published in 2002. In
2011 the law still ultimately fails to protect whistleblowers. The
protection is retrospective and may or may not be conferred by the
Court, investigation of the complaint is not mandatory, managers are not
legally responsible or liable for any reprisals, the whistleblower
cannot disclose to an independent source including the media in a timely
- Portal to Brian Martin’s Suppression of
- Home of Dob in a
- Australasian Legal Information
- BBC- One Life – Personal –
Bullying – Further Information
- Bullying and Harassment at Work –
 HotTopics 2
- Bullying at work – Social life –
Relationships – Homepage – Connexions Direct
- Bullying of Academics and
- Circulars & Information
- Do You Bully
- Have You Been Bullied at Work –
Well Blog – NYTimes.com
- Mobbing and multistalker
harassment in Australia
- The Mobbing
- Workplace Bullying – The Drs.
Namie – US and Canada
- Workplace Bullying
- http–www.qwws.org.au-filestore-OWOL Papers-PDF-Hartig and
Frosch paper FINAL.pdf
- Prevent bullying, violence,
harassment, mobbing and abuse in the workplace.
- Resources by Topic Overview of
- Search Results mobbing
- VISTAS 2006 Title
- Workplace Bullying Institute –
- Workplace Stress Caused by
Bullying at Kingston University
Please contribute by suggesting useful sites in the comment area below.
Links to this site are appreciated.
Last edited 9 July 2011