Hello again Cameron and thank you for your reply, although I don't see where you responded to my question about whether or not you are in a union. If you are, then this would be an issue you would have to resolve through them with a grievance. Otherwise, although I would agree that this behavior was inappropriate from a professional perspective, it is not illegal. In other words, there is no law that prohibits employers from being bullies or even cursing in general unless that behavior is motivated by discriminatory intent against the employee because the employee is a member of a protected class under employment discrimination
laws. So, unless your boss is harassing you in a "severe and pervasive (continual)" manner because of your gender, age (over 40), race, national origin, religion, disability, or AIDS/hiv status, then his behavior is not unlawful. Again, that doesn't mean it is appropriate, but the employer can, and often does, treat employees with a lack of respect and, as you know, an employee does not have the right to return that treatment without facing the consequences of potential discipline and termination
. That is the nature of the employer/employee relationship. Not even handed by any means, but the laws favor the employer with very few exceptions.
If your boss had touched you without your permission in an aggressive manner or threatened immediate violence
, then that would have been criminal and you could file a police report, but otherwise, you have to decide if you can continue to work in this situation or if you want to find other employment where your boss might not be so aggressive and bullying
Please let me know if you need any clarification. I would be glad to assist you further if I can.