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I am just trying to see what constitutes a "hostile

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Hello. I am just trying to see what constitutes a "hostile workplace". I have a bully for a manager who yells and cusses at us and threatens daily to fire people, changes rules on us daily and calls us "babies" that don't want to work.
JA: Were any believable, sincere threats of violence made? Was any of this based on race, religion, gender, national origin, being age 40 or older, or disability?
Customer: not of violence just threats of firing. I am 45 but I don't know if I can prove it is towards me for age.
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?
Customer: at will and full time. I work for a government contractor.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I can't think of anything. I did make a verbal complaint to upper management today. She has also refused to train us/me and told us that we need to train ourselves on our off time.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 1 month ago.

Hi, My name is***** am an attorney with over 16 years experience. Hopefully I can help you with your legal question.

Expert:  P. Simmons replied 1 month ago.

The issue will be if the management is treating you differently based on a "protected status"...so, for example, if they are being "hostile" to you because of your race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, age or disability? That would be a violation of the law.

Otherwise? It is unprofessional...but not illegal.

Please let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.

Expert:  P. Simmons replied 1 month ago.

Hi
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Thanks for your understanding
Phil

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