“My boss is stupid” would fall under that category.
There is not find any state or federal law that will protect the worker making that complaint from bias by his or her supervisor.
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Retaliation against an employee can be considered hostile.
Each claim must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Generally, the misconduct has to be severe and persuasive.
In federal harassment cases, an initial complaint is usually filed with the Equal Opportunity Employment Council.
The Council then investigates the case and orders appropriate remedies.
If the Council does not act to the satisfaction of the employee, then a claim may be brought in the appropriate court to hold the employer accountable.
Remedies for creating a hostile work environment can include compensatory or punitive damages.
The employee does not have to be the victim of the harassment.
Harassing a family member or friend of the employee can be hostile too.
Employers can be sued under federal or Tennessee law for discrimination based on the creation of hostile work conditions.