Welcome to Injustice At Work

Injustice seems to be everywhere these days but it is arguably most galling when it involves the court system, which exists to dispense justice.

Injustice is built into the American workplace and often sanctioned by the court system, which today is virtually out of reach to almost all Americans.

I have been an attorney and legal journalist for many years. I wrote two books on the court system for CQ Press, several legal books on discrimination and harassment at work, and I’ve written for many national publications, including Forbes, Slate, The ABA Journal and The National Law Journal.

I also write about the wider world of abuse of power, particularly when it involves age and sex discrimination.

InjusticeAtWork.com will be particularly useful to people associated with the federal and state court systems, corporations and business, labor organizations, the media, etc. But we all have a stake in how justice is dispensed in America. So you might like it too.

I have been widely quoted by The New York Times, Bloomberg, VOX, CNBC, AARP, Society for Human Resource Management, Businessweek, Fast Company, Bustle, etc.

The Society for Human Resource Management called me a “nationally known expert on employment discrimination and workplace abuse.”

My books include:

InjusticeAtWork.com is the outgrowth of two blogs, When the Abuser Goes to Work and Age Discrimination in Employment.

I edited a three-volume series on domestic violence law in the 1990s. Thereafter, I began to notice that bad managers use essentially the same power and control techniques employed by DV abusers. I discovered the U.S. is far behind other industrialized countries in protecting workers from emotional abuse, now a recognized form of workplace violence. When the Abuser Goes to Work began as a public service in 2011.

Age Discrimination in Employment began out of sheer exasperation about the legal second-class legal status of older workers in the U.S.. The U.S. Congress legalized age discrimination when it passed the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. Since then, the U.S. Supreme Court has made the problem much, much worse.

By 2022, I was writing two blogs, dealing with technical break-downs, security threats, social media suppression, constant expenditures, and battling to keep really gross Google ear wax ads off my sites. At that point, I created InjusticeAtWork.com and discontinued the blogs.

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I am attorney, former judge and author. I've written several books about workplace discrimination and harassment, two books on the court system for CQ Press, etc. I've been quoted by numerous publications from The New York Times to Bloomberg.


Patricia G. Barnes, J.D.

Attorney, former judge, author, legal journalist, and nationally-recognized expert on workplace abuse and discrimination.