I had an incident at my workplace as a contracted food company. I had an incident where the food was scorched people complained and the administration there called me into their office and was swearing at me and calling my staff inappropriate names claiming they were going to call my company and having me fired, Demanding additional things from me, what I want to know is does them treating me like I was less than human and screaming at me and basically ganging up on me considered hostile. I truly fear going back into the workplace for fear they will scream at me again. This has happened 2 days ago and I am so upset I haven't slept and all I can hear is them yelling and demanding things from me.
I believe you are saying you are running a company and contracted to process/prepare food for another company. Contractors are expected to be perfect. People who hire contractors can be very rude and hostile. How they treat you as long as it is not discrimination or criminal threats has no civil law to fall back on that I know of. What does your written and signed contract say about this. You say they are demanding things from you. We need to know what they are. Is it outside of your contract. Is this blackmail, extortion, tortuous interference, or do they just want some reimbursement from lost business or some other damage.
You need to talk to a Business attorney. I am going to move your question from Discrimination Law to Business law.
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Attorney Powell gave you a thoughtful and accurate answer. I write to second it. People are allowed to be jerks. They are even allowed to be jerks on purpose and for cynical reasons like puffing their own egos or trying to "negotiate" better terms. The only limits are discrimination on the basis of race, religion, etc. and threats that amount to a crime.
Are you a particularly small person, or an elderly or female person, who was being bullied by a large man? That might tip the scales toward a criminality argument.
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