First, let me say that I am terribly sorry to hear that you are in this situation. It is a shame when an employer thinks they can treat people like this. As to what you can do, depends heavily on the situation. It is not unlawful to bully your employees. Employers can be downright cruel and employees may not have a cause of action. Unfortunately, the courts have made very clear that they will not be the arbiters of general claims for unfairness or harassment that is not premised on a protected trait such as race or religion, reasoning that if workplace unfairness/harassment could form the basis for legal action, we would see thousands of such lawsuits every day. This is certainly not to diminish your concerns or complaints, but rather to explain the policy behind the law, which may assist with your understanding. So, what can you do. First, you can file a workers compensation claim. If you were stressed due to your workplace, your employer is required to pay your medical bills and a portion of lost wages related to any days you had to be absent. As long as you can show that your hospital stay was related to the treatment from your manager, you can recover the cost of your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages, but you will not be able to recover things like damages for pain and suffering. As for pain and suffering, you may have a claim for either 1) discrimination, or 2) intentional infliction of emotional distress. Discrimination occurs if the treatment is related to a protected category, such as your age (over 40), gender, race, religion, genetic information, pregnancy, national origin, creed, or disability. This makes otherwise legal behavior illegal. However, you need to specifically state to HR that you feel your manager is treating you this way because of your race, religion, gender, etc. This will not only pay you for your medical bills and vacation day, but will also cover you for pain and suffering and emotional distress. Finally, you can try to bring a claim for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress. IIED occurs when a person specifically targets you to cause severe emotional distress. While a hospital visit may constitute severe emotional distress, the question a jury will ask is if this person is just a mean person, or if they are specifically targeting you. If they are specifically targeting you, and no one else, you would have this cause of action. In any of these cases, you should definitely consider getting an attorney involved. If you decide to hire an attorney a great resource is www.Martindale.com. This is a nationwide directory that is useful in finding highly qualified legal specialists in various fields of law. The lawyers in Martindale are not selected because they paid to be included, but rather because they have been rated by other attorneys as qualified experts in their field. Consider consulting with two or three different attorneys willing to take your case prior to selecting the one you feel most comfortable with.