Fulton, MS asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Mississippi

Q: Is it okay to be intimidated at the workplace

The practice owner goes back and forth if he likes me or not. Recently, he got rid of his old crew and I’m the last. Now, he is going over my boss’s authority trying to get me fired but they have no reason so they can’t. I’ve recently had to be put on nerve medicine due to the treatment. Is this okay. I just don’t feel safe

1 Lawyer Answer
Greg Mansell
Greg Mansell
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: It is not "okay" to use intimidation tactics but it may not be unlawful. If the treatment is based on your belonging to a protected class (eg. age, race, gender, religion, disability, national origin, etc.) then it become discrimination under Title VII and make potentially be a hostile work environment. Document all complaints in writing and submit them in writing.

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