Question about possible harassment

I am a general manager in a restaurant. My son and daughter are also in management there. My boss the owner and I had been seeing each other casually for some time. Recently we both agreed to end the personal side. But now my boss is

Asked on September 24, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Arizona

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that workplace harrassment is not necessarily illegal. A hostile work enviornment is one that comes about as the result of legally actionable discrimination. In other words, it must be based on lesser treatment due to an employee's race, religion, age (over 40), disbility, etc. The fact is that not all workers need be treated the same or even fairly (absent the above described discrimination). And such is not the case in your situation. Accordingly, while seemingly unfair and unprofessional, your treatment is legal.  


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