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Good afternoon,Sadly, the reality is that usually there is very little you can do, but quit and/or report the managers to their superiors. If your daughter is in a union, she can grieve the matter. If the abuse is discriminatory in nature (e.g., based on her race, religion, sex, etc.), she may be able to file a harassment claim. Depending on the severity, she might also be able to make claims for intentional infliction of emotional distress (though such cases are hard to prove and require significant damages).
While verbal abuse is a common problem in the workplace, the law does not make it unlawful for an employer to be merely disrespectful, rude, obnoxious, condescending, etc. to their employees. The Supreme Court has even stated that the law is "not a civility code." Some states have considered laws against workplace bullying, but I have not seen anything formative yet.
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