Bullying and Behavioural Conflict at Work: The Duality of Individual Rights

Hardcover | December 19, 2015

byLizzie Barmes

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In an empirical study of the interaction between law, adjudication, and conflicts about behaviour in the workplace, Lizzie Barmes analyses how labour and equality rights operate in practice in the UK. Arguing that individual employment rights have a Janus-faced quality, simultaneouslychallenging and sustaining existing distributions of power between management and employees, she calls for legal intervention at work to focus on resolving tensions between collective and individual concerns across the range of workplaces, and to stimulate the expression and reconciliation ofdifferent viewpoints in the implementation and enforcement of individual legal entitlements.Based on extensive primary research, the volume surveys and analyses experiences and attitudes towards negative behaviour in the workplace, and explains relevant employment and equality law as it has developed from 1995 to the present day, covering the major case law and legislative developmentsover this time. This book provides qualitative analysis of authoritative UK judgments about behavioural conflict at work from 1995 to 2010, as well as of interviews with senior managers and senior lawyers, allowing the reader first-hand insight into the influence of law and legal process on problemsand conflict at work.

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In an empirical study of the interaction between law, adjudication, and conflicts about behaviour in the workplace, Lizzie Barmes analyses how labour and equality rights operate in practice in the UK. Arguing that individual employment rights have a Janus-faced quality, simultaneouslychallenging and sustaining existing distributions of...

Lizzie Barmes is Professor of Labour Law at Queen Mary University of London. Her main research interests are in the legal regulation of bullying and harassment at work, contracts of employment, positive action to promote equality and judicial diversity, as well as the empirical investigation of legal phenomena. Prior to becoming an aca...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.99 inPublished:December 19, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. The Empirical Background to Behavioural Conflict at Work3. The Substantive Legal Background to Behavioural Conflict at Work from 1995 to 20154. Factual Themes in Case Law about Behavioural Conflict at Work5. Legal Themes in Case Law about Behavioural Conflict at Work I: Overlapping Rights and the Snakes and Ladders Effect6. Legal Themes in Case Law about Behavioural Conflict at Work II: Consistency in Applying Behavioural Rules7. Legal Themes in Case Law about Behavioural Conflict at Work III: Consistency in Analyzing Employer Responses8. Senior Managers and Lawyers on Behavioural Conflict at Work and Legal Influences9. Senior Managers and Lawyers on Behavioural Conflict at Work and the Missing Collective Dimension10. Conclusions