California Employment Law
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It sound like you work for an absolutely miserable human being. Unfortunately, however, it is not illegal based on our current employment laws to be an absolutely miserable human being. In general, no law makes it illegal to be rude, mean, disrespectful or downright nasty for the people who work for you. "Hostile" behavior only becomes legal if it relates directly to a legally protected trait such as race or religion (i.e. yelling racial slurs) in which case it might be actionable under our civil rights laws.
But in all other circumstances since the conduct is not illegal, your employer has no obligation to stop it from continuing to occur and you have no basis for a lawsuit. All you can do is continue voicing your complaints to HR, or preferably, finding a new employer who treats you with the respect you deserve.
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