Is there a way I can protect myself from a boss who is targeting me?

I complained to HR on three occasions regarding my boss. The third time I went to them was due to my boss finding out I had complained twice before and she had begun retaliating against me. She is still going after me but is using HR in the process. Is there a way to legally protect myself from her harassment?

1 answer  |  asked Jul 18, 2013 06:26 AM [EST]  |  applies to Georgia

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Gregory Fidlon
Not every complaint that an employee makes about mistreatment is protected legally from retaliation. There are certain laws that contain anti-retaliation protection when an employee engages complains to management or HR that s/he believes that law was violated. Examples include the federal laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment based on sex, age, race, national origin, religion, pregnancy and disability. For example, if you are retaliated against for reporting your supervisor for race discrimination, that would be illegal. If you believe your rights may have been violated, you should consult with an attorney, such as myself, experienced at handling retaliation claims in GA.

posted by Gregory Fidlon  |  Jul 18, 2013 10:34 AM [EST]

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