This doesn't appear to be sexual harassment but more like bullying tactics. In Texas, normally being a jerk as a supervisor does not give rise to a cause of action. In some rare instances, bullying tactics can rise to harassment and even if outrageous enough, give rise to a cause of action called Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress. Sometimes, the best solution may not be a legal one. Sometimes, it means changing jobs. Please visit my website and you can learn more about potential tort claims at www.kevinmadison.com. If things get worse you might want to set up an appointment with an employment law attorney. Good luck, my friend.
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The law does not operate to resolve every individual dispute that can happen in the workplace. Nothing that you have described in your post gives you any legal rights to act against your employer or either of the managers. They are in charge. Right or wrong, whether you think they know what they are doing or not, it is managers' views and conclusions that rule. You need to get OK with that, or else perhaps think about starting your own business where you will be working for the one person whose judgment you can always accept.
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