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Texas Mediator: Mediation inappropriate for Workplace Bullying cases

Thursday, January 24th, 2013


No Mediation for Workplace Bullying
by Esque Walker, Ph.D., Texas Certified Distinguished Mediator

Mediation is an inappropriate alternative in cases involving any type of abuse or violence such as domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, school or workplace bullying.

The victims or targets in these situations are at a disadvantage and are subjected to further abuse.
Mediation is a process in which disputing parties with the assistance of a third party, the mediator, come together in an attempt to resolve their differences in an acceptable manner (win/win) to both parties. The mediation process assumes that all parties involved in the mediation are “sufficiently capable” of negotiating and reaching a mediated agreement with each other as equals in the process. In cases involving workplace bullying or any type of family violence, this is a false assumption; individuals experiencing abuse, violence, or similar interactions are disempowered their ability to deal effectively with their abusers are diminished.

When the mediation process was designed, it was not intended to or structured to deal with the complexity of workplace bullying or other forms of violence.

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The growing problem of workplace bullying

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

by Phyllis Guest, Dallas Voice, Nov. 17, 2011

Bullying isn’t just confined to teens; adults in the workplace are targeted, too.

I recently met a remarkable woman who has a lot to say about a kind of adult bullying that hits straights as well as LGBTS, that hurts men as well as women, that harms older and less connected workers the most, and that is so pervasive it’s called “The Silent Epidemic.”

Esque Walker, who lives in Corsicana and drove up to Dallas recently to give a Saturday morning presentation on workplace bullying, has an undergraduate degree in health information management, a masters in healthcare/health information management and a doctorate in public policy and administration.

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Resisting on-the-job bullying

Friday, May 20th, 2011

By L.M. SIXEL, 
HOUSTON CHRONICLE, May 20, 2011

Bosses seldom attack employees physically, but emotional bullying can cause enough damage that some say it should be against the law.

According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, half of the U.S. workforce has witnessed such bullying, experienced it or known a family member who was bullied at work. The group has promoted legislation that has been introduced in 11 states to outlaw what it calls the “silent epidemic.”

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It was a remarkable day for the Texas Healthy Workplace Advocates in Austin!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Esque Walker, April 11, 2011

On March 24, in the wee hours of the morning, eight women from the grass roots organization Texas Healthy Workplace Advocates gathered on the north steps of the state capitol in Austin waiting for the doors to open.

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State Healthy Workplace Campaign Coordinators in the news

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

• Michelle Smith, CA State Coordinator, Director, California Healthy Workplace Advocates was interviewed on KVPR-FM and wonderfully described workplace bullying. Listen to the audio.

• Esque Walker, TX State Coordinator appeared on KSAT-TV, San Antonio. Watch the You Tube clip.

These are the volunteers changing the social and political landscape in America. You could join them. Ask how.

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Bullying Not Just A Kids Problem

Monday, February 7th, 2011

On KSAT-TV, San Antonio, Texas Jan. 28, 2011. Reporter: Leslie Mouton Features: Esque Walker, TX Healthy Workplace Coordinator, WBI    

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