What to do if I complained to HR about my boss making a threat to me they are ignoring it?

I have worked with company 5+ years. I have an immaculate work history and love my job. About 2 years ago I endured 3 years of bullying from my manager. My company did nothing but I was able to prove she acted fraudulently in an insurance matter and they let her go. One of the threats she told me was that she was protected by higher ups and could never lose her job. My new manager has also been with the company for several years and I tried to talk with her and then eventually went to HR about feeling overworked. She made the same threat. Is my company at fault for this oppressive pattern?

Asked on August 20, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Oregon


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

No, your company is not at fault, unless the threat and other harassing behavior is directed at you because of your race, sex, religion, age over 40, disability, or a similar specifically protected group characteristic. Otherwise, your supervisor may legally bully you or threaten your job.

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