Charlotte, NC asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for North Carolina

Q: What can you do when your boss has mental issues and make your life miserable at work?

Boss has anxiety issues and couldn’t control her emotions. Her behavior is quite narcissistic. Is it illegal for the company to put employees under her and be mentally abused?

1 Lawyer Answer
N'kia (NLN)
N'kia (NLN)
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Cary, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Generally speaking, it is not unlawful for an employer to assign employees to a manager with "mental" health issues. However, the manager's conduct would be unlawful if (for example) it rose to the level of prohibited discrimination, assault, battery, stalking, etc. An attorney would need more information about what has (or has not) happened to be able to narrow down which laws might apply and to assess whether the employer may have violated any of them.

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