Do I have any legal recourse if my boss harassed me at work?

He calls me names and verbally abuses me, and all other hotel staff on a regular basis. We have a lot of texts and recordings. I was fired today.

Asked on October 14, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless this harrassment is due to your race, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age (over 40), or the like, you have no claim here. The fact is that an employer can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit (absent some form of actionable discrimination). Further, in an "at will" work relationship, a worker can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice. That is unless such action violates the terms of an employment contract or union agreement.


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