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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 2 months ago

If you go to work as an intern and the boss bullies you, then can you be sued for reporting the bullying and quitting the job?

For example, if you are at work and the boss calls  you bad names or is racist?

What if the boss also teams up with his associates and they gang up on you at work?

What if you have Asperger’s and you get bullied?

Can you be sued for being bullied if you quit a hostile work environment?

Can you also record what your boss says at work and then report it to the media? 

For example, if the boss talks about sex with Romanian immigrants, and you record that and send it to the police, which later results in a lawyer being arrested for trying to buy a hooker? Then the story is published in the media.


The company removed the HR directors twice after other employees complained about misconduct.

5 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    No. Hurt feelings are not actionable in court. Try growing up.

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  • 2 months ago

    Even if they could, they wouldn't sue you for quitting. If they fired you for making the report, that would be grounds to sue them. If you quit, they will just move on.

    Gong to the media instead of proper authorities can get you into legal trouble.

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  • 2 months ago

    You have the right to quit. You don't have the right to secretly record conversations and report them to the media. You would not be sued for being bullied. You might be sued for recording what your boss says or for reporting to the media. If you report to the police and the media finds out on their own or from the police, that's different.

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  • 2 months ago

    If the boss owns the company then you are out of luck and just need to quit. If there is an HR department of higher level management then you can do all the stuff you suggested and bring it to their attention. It is doubtful the police will be too interested but upper management is very likely to take great interest,

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  • Sandy
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    2 months ago

    discreetly tape all these conversations with your phone or a recorder. so when you go to HR to report them, you will have undisputable proof of their awful behavior.

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