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Is he doing this to you based only because of your age/race/sex/disability/national origin?
Thank you for your reply.Employment in the US is considered "at will" and that means the employer can hire or fire the employee for no reason at all or for any reason as long as it is not based on the employee's age/race/sex/disability/national origin.
The US Supreme Court has stated that in order for someone to be able to sue an employer for harassing conduct, the conduct has to be based on age/race/sex/disability/national origin of the employee and the court said the law does not mean a workplace has to be civil (see: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore, US Supreme Court).
There are no laws about bullying in the workplace. Unfortunately, just because the boss is a jerk and treats his employees like crap and curses and yells at them, unless he is doing it for one of those reasons above, it is not legally actionable.
I am afraid that some bosses are just jerks, but that is not unlawful I am afraid. If he physically attacks you, that is legally actionable and you could sue him and also file criminal charges for that or if he broke your radio he can be forced to pay for that in small claims court if you want to sue him for the damage to your radio. However, name calling, cursing and yelling or even throwing things around the workplace is not actionable.