Patricia Barnes, J.D., is an expert on employment discrimination, workplace bullying and abuse. She is a former judge and practicing attorney. Ms. Barnes has written two books on age discrimination, Overcoming Age Discrimination in Employment and Betrayed: The Legalization of Age Discrimination in the Workplace. She is the author of a leading book on workplace abuse, Surviving Bullies, Queen Bees & Psychopaths in the Workplace and Transcend Your Boss: Zen and the Difficult Workplace. She writes a syndicated legal blog on workplace abuse, bullying and discrimination called When the Abuser Goes to Work. She provides telephone consultation for employers and employees for an hourly fee. Contact her at barnespatg (at) gmail.com for more details and to make an appointment.