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    Default Emotional Abuse - Boss Is A Tyrant

    About ten months ago I began working at a new company, my boss being a VP and incidentally, the corporation's major cash cow. In addition to being the CFO, she also runs Human Resources.

    I’m an executive, work in the financial area, and have always prided myself in doing a superior job. But here’s the problem: my boss has major anger management problems, with frequent outbursts of yelling at me, throwing out cruel sarcasm; she is an out-of-control tyrant. My nerves are completely shot by now; I've tried approaching her in private and requesting (respectfully) that she not yell at me and rip me apart. For this, I got cutting sarcasm back. I can't go to HR since she runs it! I tried going to the person she reports to and was told, “Don’t make waves." The company tolerates her terrible behavior because she generates so much financially.


    What is the best thing to do in my position? I can't continue to work for this person - I'm such an emotional wreck I'm already on a 30-day Disabilty Leave. What are my best options? Resign? Leave on Permanent Disability? Get fired (she'd fire me instantly if I once more asked her not to scream at me.)? How can I get Unemployment payments when I leave the company? And not hurt myself in future job interviews? I'm afraid that if I file a harassment claim, and other companies find out (in an interview) - I will never again get hired. What can I do? What should I do?

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    Default Re: Emotional Abuse - Boss Is A Tyrant

    Quote Quoting cyberlarry7
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    What is the best thing to do in my position? I can't continue to work for this person - I'm such an emotional wreck I'm already on a 30-day Disabilty Leave. What are my best options? Resign? Leave on Permanent Disability? Get fired (she'd fire me instantly if I once more asked her not to scream at me.)?

    How can I get Unemployment payments when I leave the company?
    If you are already on a 30 day nervous breakdown leave, resigning due to intolerable working conditions it is basically a "constructive discharge", and the granting of Unemployment benefits is probably assured. Try consulting an attorney skilled in this area of law for a low cost fee initial consultation. Benefits, even if granted are not at the 100% level though?



    ...And not hurt myself in future job interviews? I'm afraid that if I file a harassment claim, and other companies find out (in an interview) - I will never again get hired. What can I do? What should I do?
    Employers who treat employees like garbage make me sick to my stomach. They have to show how much POWER they have over someone.

    Try geting a job where a friend works so the application/hiring process will run smoother than an unfamiliar position.

    IF you file harassment charges and are discriminated against, including termination, that is illegal. IF you are seeking employment it is unlawful probably for that employer to tell a prospective employer you are suing them for harassment. That is MALICE to specifially blackball you.

    If you feel you are being knocked on by the old employer, here is one company who poses as a prospective employer to see what an old employer is saying about you. IF they give a reference outside what the law permits, bingo, you got em!!!




    http://www.allisontaylor.com/


    I used to study employment law in depth at one time in my life. I know of a case where a woman REFUSED to drop her pants and MOON other employees, as they did, while at a social outing, ergo, she was not "one of the old gang". Well, to say the least (gee, what a surprise) she was then subjected to harassment and discipline, and was eventually fired. She sued in court but lost at the inferior levels. Believe it or not the company ADMITTED the mooning incident, and even if she was discharged because of it, it provided NO cause of action, since she was an "at will" employee.

    At that time the state had NO public policy exception to at will employment, so the company admitting the facts was no big deal. Well it BACKFIRED on them in the state supreme court.

    I have read case law employment horror stories you would not believe.

    I wish I had some more encouraging words for you. I know it is a difficult time in your life.

    My prayers and best wishes to you,

    BOR (Bill of Rights)

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    Default Re: Emotional Abuse - Boss Is A Tyrant

    You haven't provided any information to suggest that your treatment by your boss violates federal employment law. There is nothing to indicate that your boss is harassing you because of any protected status. Being a tyrannical boss doesn't violate any law of which I'm aware.

    If you can't tolerate the treatment and you can't find anyone at the company who will intervene and control your boss' behavior, it seems to me that you have two viable options: stay there and learn to ignore the behavior or find another job where you are treated more appropriately.

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