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I am sorry to hear that you worked for such a rude an inappropriate boss. With regard to the sexually explicit picture, that would be actionable on a sexual harassment theory if you could prove that it was unwelcome and offensive. If you laughed about it, though, and did not legitimately find it offensive, you would have no claim. Moreover, your claim would be restricted to the emotional distress you suffered as a result of seeing this picture. It does not sound like seeing this picture was so traumatizing to you that any jury would be likely to award significant damages. So, this most likely is not a viable claim.
As for the offensive comments, the law does not prohibit employers from being rude, mean or disrespectful, it only prohibits such conduct when it relates directly to a legally protected trait, such as race or religion. Calling someone a "monkey" is a term that has been historically used as a pejorative toward African Americans. If you are an African American, perhaps you could then make a claim that these inappropriate comments were racially motivated. But otherwise, while offensive and disrespectful, these comments would not be actionable on any legal theory.
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