My Boss is a Jerk. Is That harassment? Illegal harassment must occur because of a protected classification. Protected classes in California include race (including hairstyles associated with race), color, national origin, ancestry, physical and mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), age (40 and older), religious creed (including religious dress), military and veteran status, and political activities or affiliations. If your boss is an “equal opportunity jerk” or they are just an all-around terrible person, then they are not harassing anyone based on a protected classification and the harassment is not against the law (however foolish and unethical such behavior may be). If you are not sure whether the harassment is unlawful, please consult an attorney to understand your rights.
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