First, let me say that I am terribly sorry to hear that you are in this situation. It is a shame when an employer decides to act in a manner that is so incredibly wrong. However, that does not necessarily make that behavior illegal. Generally, the laws that protect employees from workplace harassment only apply to situations in which the harassment is based on a protected category such as your age (40 or older), gender, race, religion, genetic information, pregnancy, national origin, creed, or disability. Laws do not protect employees from bullying, no matter how severe, and courts have specifically mentioned that they do not plan on getting involved in these types of cases absent new legislation. The only time other types of behavior become actionable are when they involve actual physical violence, (not just threats) or they are so frequent and offensive that they create "severe" emotional distress. (A claim known as IIED)
Absent this, unfortunately, the laws do not protect employees from people who engage in conduct such as your boss. While his conduct is undoubtedly inappropriate it is currently not unlawful. This does not mean, however, that you are without hope.
If you were to make a complaint stating that you believe you were being descriminated against because of your "race" or that you believe you are in a hostile work environment due to discrimination based on your "race" where race is any of the protected categories, then any retaliation based on this complaint would be illegal regardless of whether or not you had legitimate grounds to make the first complaint. Then, the same behavior that was legal before this complaint, would become illegal after the complaint as you could make the argument that the new negative behavior was as a result of you making the legally protected claim.
If the harassment then continued, you could file a complaint with the DFEH or get an employment attorney involved. Iwww.Martindale.com
I realize that the law is not entirely in your favor here and I am truly sorry to have to deliver bad news. Nonetheless, I trust that you will appreciate an accurate explanation of the law and realize that it would be unprofessional of me and unfair to you to provide you with anything less.
Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above and I will be more than happy to assist you further.
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Have a wonderful rest of your evening.