Recently, my manager gathered a group of my peers (on my day off) specifically to discuss me personally (mind you in a group), the manager pulled me to a room the minute I came into work following business day to share with me the list he created of words used to describe me. Suggesting, (as his only option or to lose my job) that I be confronted by peers a few at a time, not even individually. He specifically told me that the group knew what we were meeting for. I was then expected to come back to this group and work for the day. I was and still am humiliated, upset, depressed. It was horrifying.
I don't think you have any claims. Its a work issue. Perhaps your manager should not have suggested that your peers confront you. Doesn't seem pervasive enough to me to cause severe emotional distress. Good luck to you at work.
You should consult with an labor and employment attorney in your area that regularly represents employees. That lawyer will need far more facts than you provided here. You might check out Hampel v. Food Ingredients Specialties, 729 N.E.2d 726 (warning - the facts are offensive and disturbing; also note that this area of the law is not well settled).
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Without knowing more about the content of the meeting and the way in which the information was shared with you, it is impossible to say for certain whether or not you have a claim. My suggestion would be to consult with an attorney in your area who offers a free consultation.
In general, the conduct underlying a claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress must be heinous and beyond the standards of civilized decency or utterly intolerable in a civilized society.
Although it sounds like this situation was embarrassing and possibly could have been handled more sensitively, it does sound as if the manager was trying to address workplace problems while offering you an opportunity to keep your position.
Again, without a complete description of the underlying facts, it is impossible to answer your question. Good luck to you.
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