Deer Park, NY asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New York

Q: What is grounds for suing for a hostile work environment or work place bullying?

I have a new supervisor who just started. I've been in the department longer than her. She's giving me unrealistic timelines to complete tasks, she's rude , she's and always undermining my work. She's always mentioning my age and thinks I'm too young for the position and that I'm not competent. I have everything written down times and dates.

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Michael Diederich Jr.
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  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Stony Point, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: The ability to sue depends upon where you live. Federal law applies nationally but states and localities also enact laws protective of workers.

I recommend that you consult with an experienced employment lawyer, who can ask you relevant questions, for example, whether you are male and whether gender bias may be afoot. A lawyer's letter to your new bosses boss, or the HR, may provide you with the job protection you seem to want.

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