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My boss tries to intimidate me

Andover, MA |

sort of want me to think he is connected to some kind of mob thing i know it sound nuts but he is.

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Whatever your boss may or may not be a part of does not entitle him to threaten you in the workplace and create a hostile work environment. You should consult an employment attorney to review the facts with you and see what rights or remedies you may have. Best of luck.

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So what does "tries to intimidate me" actually mean in practice? Rather obviously, that critical fact will drive ANY meaningful response to your post.

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Your question is unclear. However, if your bosses attempts to intimidate you are preventing you from effectively performing your duties, this may be considered a hostile work environment. If the intimidation escalates to the point where you feel you have no choice but to quit your job, you may still be able to collect unemployment benefits based on a theory of constructive discharge. Without knowing the details of your situation, it is difficult to say for sure. I suggest you consult an employment law attorney before taking any sort of action. Best of luck.

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I agree with Attorney McCall. Does he intimidate you in the way he dresses, carries himself, his physical size? Or does he actually verbally threaten you? Some bosses are just big, tough, and loud -- while you may find that personally intimidating it doesn't mean he's doing anything actionable. While it's conceivable that he could be creating a hostile work environment, more information is necessary.

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You don't give any facts that would suggest intimidation, so it's difficult for anyone to give you advice based on this very limited sentence. Further, and more importantly, if your boss is "connected" then don't put more details on here.

You should speak with an employment attorney.