Q: My boss is harassing me. I am a union member, she isn’t, my workplace hasn’t held her accountable. What can I do?
My boss has been harassing me about personal things that have nothing to do with work. She confronts and attacks me on the job about personal things, she also texts me off the clock about those things. I’m union and she isn’t, and I’ve complained before but she never seems to be held accountable for her actions. I’d like to know if I could sue her for harassment as well as the company for a hostile work environment which they’ve done nothing about. It was suggested I could change departments, but I’m not the one with the issue so I feel I shouldn’t have to do that just because she isn’t able to be professional. What can I do?
A: Unless she is harassing you because of your status in a protected class (i.e., race, ethnicity, disability, etc.) or the harassment is sexual in nature, there is likely no legal recourse. If that is the case, it sounds like your best option may be to move departments.
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