What's in a Name? The Language of Workplace Bullying

Alternative Law Journal, Volume 43, Issue 1, March 2018

13 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2018 Last revised: 17 Jun 2018

See all articles by Allison J. Ballard

Allison J. Ballard

University of Canberra - School of Law

Patricia L. Easteal

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice

Date Written: April 11, 2018

Abstract

In this article, we show that how we name, label, define, categorise, and speak (or not) about a social issue may be critical to how we do (or do not) organise, understand, and describe what we deal with as individuals and as a community. We focus on workplace bullying to highlight how definitions and synonyms may interfere with our comprehension of the problem and avenues of redress.

Keywords: Language, Legal Definitions, Silencing, Workplace Bullying

JEL Classification: K40, K31

Suggested Citation

Ballard, Allison J. and Easteal, Patricia L., What's in a Name? The Language of Workplace Bullying (April 11, 2018). Alternative Law Journal, Volume 43, Issue 1, March 2018 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3161158 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3161158

Allison J. Ballard

University of Canberra - School of Law ( email )

Australia

Patricia L. Easteal (Contact Author)

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice ( email )

Australia

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