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My name is Linda.I'm a resident of Colorado.What step do I need to take, as my boss is constantly harassing and bullying me

Lawyer's Assistant: Can you tell me what state this is in? And how long has this been going on?

Colorado This has been an issue for about 10 years

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No, Not on my end.

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On a daily basis I have tons of work load, and my other co workers do not get as much work as I do. I'm constantly getting blamed for everything that goes wrong, even if I'm not working the day of the incidents

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Is the only reason for your boss harassing you based on your age/race/sex/disability/national origin?
Do you have some type of union contract or other written contract limiting your work?
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I wouldn't thing it has to do with any of the above. My co-workers and I are around the same age, same race.
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I do believe it is something personal she may have against me.
My boss has continuously bullied me since 2008
Thank you for your reply.
Unfortunately, just having personal against someone is not sufficient legal cause for a workplace harassment/hostile work environment claim. The US Supreme Court has been very clear that the laws against workplace harassment/hostile work environment were enacted to protect employees from conduct against them based only on the age/race/sex/disability/national origin of the employee and they were not intended to create a code of civility in the workplace. See: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, 523 U.S. 75 (1998).
Thus, if your boss just has a personal issue with you and as such is giving you more work or treating you differently, then legally this is an issue for your employer to deal with internally, absent age/race/sex/disability/national origin basis for the treatment. This would be something considered by the courts as a "code of civility" issue in the workplace and as such not legally actionable in the court.
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