what can you do if your boss is a bully?

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what can you do if your boss is a bully?

i asked my co worker how it went on friday went i was out sick because i
came back to 14 messages on my answering machine. SHE said my coworker
that was sent there to cover did NOT sit at my desk nor did he check
messages and that turned into my boss sending ME an email stating that i
was gossiping and not allowed to discuss what my coworkers do or not do
when they are covering for me and if my team that i work with in the
same office need to know anything it will come from her.

Asked on February 29, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

There is a legal remedy regarding a " hostile workplace environment". This occurs when the conditions of your workplace prevent you from performing your job duties in a reasonable manner. In such a situation, a boss and/or co-worker creates an environment that is counterproductive due to their behavior and/or actions. However, typically, these behaviors must be legally discriminatory and not just a result of boorish or rude behavior.
d on the facts presented, your treatment was obnoxious and unprofessional but it would appear legal.


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