What are an employees options if they are being harassed by their boss?

My director brings me in his office almost everyday stating he heard from someone that I said something about him which I did not. He states that he built the program and if anyone is going to get fired it will be me and I have to hear this almost everyday. I have noticed he does not do this to other people just me. I am the only Caucasian instructor here. Is this legal or am I just out of luck and have to deal with it?

Asked on December 1, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, Tennessee

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It is illegal to harass or discriminate against someone in employment on account of their race. You mention that you are the only Causasian instructor; if you believe that you are suffering this treatment because of your race, you may have a cause of action and be entitled to compensation; you should consult with an employment law attorney about your rights, the strength and value of a potential case, and what it would cost to pursue that case.


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