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Can An Owner Threaten You

My husband is a supervisor at a company in
Texas. Him, several other supervisors, and the
owner was in a meeting and they were
discussing late jobs. The owner got mad when
my husband stated that they had to move jobs
around. He proceeded to tell him that he best
be glad there was a table between him and my
husband.

Asked on July 13, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, an employer has no more right to physically threaten an employee than any person has to physically threaten another. The fact this was an employer is irrelevant. The law would treat this like any threat made to another person. However, an employer could threaten his employee's job legally--for example, "you will be luicky to have a job Monday morning."


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