legal action?

Nov 3, 2019 38 Comments

ive been working at a startup for a couple months and I am applying for new jobs bc my boss is controling and taking advantage of me.
-He screams at me (literally screams) for mistakes that i have not made knowingly because I was not trained or issues I have no control over (coffee machine not working, building manager not coming in ontime to look at a problem),
-calls me ans texts me until I answer the phone at anytime of the day, one time he kept calling me during a funeral to yell at me for not answering an email even though he knew I was at a funeral
-He will assign me a complicated tasks that involve throughly reading through paperwork and ask me every ten minutes if im done- until its done
-he tells me im too nice and professional bc im
not rude to people and do not chase people in a nasty way to get things done
-vendors call me all the time because he constantly dodges paying people or pays them less than what is owed

Ive had two panic attacks here (never happened in my life) during times where he was just yelling at me non stop and I recently found out the woman doing my job before made 50k more than me.

what do you think?

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TOP 38 Comments
  • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
    Legal?! Do you watch too many American series? Nobody sues a boss for being an idiot or even an asshole. Leave. That’s what we do. Getting anxiety is not worth a paycheck in this strong labor market
    Nov 3, 2019 2
    • OP
      I have 3 interviews this week
      Nov 3, 2019
    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      It’s better for your karma yo focus on your interviews and forget about the boss
      Nov 3, 2019
  • Apple yesmate
    Haha. Try to find a new job first. Get an offer. This time make sure it’s good and then worry about any legal action. You can’t win anyway. First save yourself
    Nov 3, 2019 3
    • Then you should have quit right thena nd there as soon as you saw it.
      Just find a job and leave and don't look back! Good luck!
      Nov 3, 2019
    • OP
      I have rent so I need a new job before I leave this one
      Nov 3, 2019
  • OP
    This boss is discriminatory. He only treats his female employees that are in upper management this way. None of the men get treated like this. I know the laws in my city and I can sue... I’m just wondering if I should.... is it worth the stress? Also yes in therapy now because of him!
    Nov 3, 2019 4
    • Oracle J3iAn
      If anyone knows, would the therapist's notes count as evidence here? On one hand it's coming from the plaintiff, on the other hand... Idk
      Nov 3, 2019
    • Roku cruella
      Even dr Ford's therapist notes didn't count for much :(
      Nov 3, 2019
  • Chase / Project Galaxy009
    Definitely find a new job. Once you are close to finalizing it- complain to HR.
    I know people are saying there is no point to taking legal action but take it- your boss needs to know he is wrong & need to mend his ways.
    Keep everything in writing- all his misbehavior/shout/mistreatments. And then use that as a proof for HR/Legal.
    Can you talk to your boss’s boss about it?
    Nov 3, 2019 7
    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      Chase, I don’t care what boss or my employer thinks or feels inside. I have only one life to worry about them or fixing them or getting back at them. I’m focused on me and my well being
      Nov 3, 2019
    • OP
      I agree with both of you that is why I am torn on what to do
      Nov 4, 2019
  • Cruise Automation gasp
    Name and shame the startup.
    Nov 3, 2019 2
    • Yes time to shame them publicly
      Nov 3, 2019
    • OP
      I won’t shame but Once I leave then I will show all facts and you can decide for yourself how you feel about this company.
      Nov 3, 2019
  • Scream back at him and stand up for yourself you wuss. What’s the worst that can happen?

    And document everything incident by sending an email to him and yourself every time it happens.
    Nov 3, 2019 3
    • Why don’t you just quit? Your mental health is not worth whatever money you’re getting paid. Anyways you can find another job in a month or two.
      Nov 3, 2019
    • OP
      I have interviews all week! Pray for me!
      Nov 4, 2019
  • Roku cruella
    What do u mean by
    "What do u think?"

    Do we now have to do the thinking for u? You can't read simple paperwork. Take time away to attend to dead people. Entertain vendors asking for money. And have panic attacks on top of that.

    Do u need us to hire someone to hold your hands as well?

    Of course I am being sarcastic. This isn't the way a professional environment works. Get out of there.
    Nov 3, 2019 1
    • OP
      Love your reply- I enjoy the sarcasm, it made me laugh about this terrible situation. Thanks!!
      Nov 3, 2019
  • AOL CwXk65
    Is he desi?
    Nov 3, 2019 1
  • Qualcomm libertarin
    What country are you in? America? India? Your rights depend on the country
    Nov 3, 2019 0
  • Expedia Group lineage
    Not a lawyer, but what's the point in taking legal action for an abusive boss? (Unless you prove discrimination, it's probably just nuisance value). Find a new job and move on. Unless you want to pay a lawyer (dont!), you have to find one to take a case on contingency and they wont unless they see a big payoff for them.
    Nov 3, 2019 0

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