"Sue Sherratt reports on chilling goings-on at (some) universities: being ostracised in academic workplaces. She examines the background and practical and psychological impacts of such behaviours. It shouldn’t be happening! Reading this paper along with Anne Richards’ offering make one wonder how things got like this." (Dobson 2021).
This paper uses a single case study, drawn from the Parliamentary inquiry into Workplace Bullying (redacted)(https://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/committees/house_of_representatives_committees?url=ee/bullying/subs/sub53.pdf)
"Single case study
Tamara, with a doctorate from a world-renowned university, had been employed in a regional Australian university ‘by the Speech Pathology discipline …for nearly five years, in various positions as a researcher, lecturer and/or clinical educator on casual and fixed-term contracts’ (Tamara, 2012). She was active in research, had a good record of publications and conference presentations and contributed to an inter-university research group and professional education. She discussed several academic staff misconduct issues with Jana, the head of discipline, believing Jana would be concerned . She also met with Human Resources but did not report any issues outside the university. Immediately after this meeting, she was told by Jana that her ongoing and already organised contracts would not be renewed. She was immediately physically and practically removed from her job, her office and contact with colleagues, with no warnings nor reasons for this, either prior, during or since. She has subsequently been ostracised by colleagues from the same discipline at other universities and her attendance at workshops and research meetings has been denied. Her applications for employment at other universities are ‘not received’. Her complaint was dismissed as baseless by the university."
The full paper is available here https://aur.nteu.org.au/current-issue/#contents