My wife is a female.
Her employer is a female.
My wife is her nanny.
She is the CEO of a $5 million/year company. She is not sexually harassing my wife, though a person unknown in the household (likely a nasty adolescent girl) left a condom in her purse at one point.
I am unsure as to how strenuously my wife has objected to this behavior, not only from the boss but also her oldest daughter. The woman and her husband, I understand, have arranged that in the event of their death a lot of money and responsibility for their children goes to my wife, whom the woman considers her "mom".
Hello Jeffrey, Unfortunately, no violation of any labor code is being committed by your wife's employer egging her to divorce you.
While employers should respect their employee's personal lives and not intrude into them, unless sexual harassment were also occurring, there is nothing illegal about her actions. (It would be illegal if she were to try to force your wife to divorce you by telling your wife that she will fire her or reduce her pay as a result).
However, if she is making and false and damaging statements about you to your wife to try to cause her to divorce you, you would have a claim against her for defamation for making those false statements. Although, if she is just telling your wife her opinions, while unethical and inconsiderate, her behavior is not illegal and doesn't give rise to any cause of action.
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