Is It Discrimination To Call Me An Alpha Female?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about discrimination:

I have recently been shown an email in which my boss/manager called me a “typical alpha female” amongst other things. Is this considered discrimination, considering its meaning?

Signed, Hurt and Upset

Dear Hurt and Upset:

We are not attorneys and can’t provide legal advice. You may want to talk to someone to whom you can explain the complete situation. However, we can provide some thoughts about the matter that might help you decide what to do. There have been several books written about the topic of “alpha females” (in keeping with the same concept for males).

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