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Thank you for your question. Yes, under certain circumstances, an employee can unlawfully harass their boss. Keep in mind that the only "harassment" that is legally actionable in an employment setting is harassment that is "severe and pervasive" and motivated by discriminatory intent because of the employee's gender, race, national origin, age (over 40), disability, religion, pregnancy or military service. There is no statutory limitation on whether the harasser or harassee are management or employee. That said, it would be more unusual for that to occur, but not impossible.
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