Founder of Family Business Is Abusive

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a family business: the father, major stock holder, abuses his daughter. He also tells anyone who will listen to him that I am a liar, stupid and a thief. He is also verbally abusive to ALL of the employees.

My father started our company 35 years ago. A succession plan is in place – with me being the only one of five children working with my father. Our company was always quite profitable; however, due to several years of poor management and bad business decisions, We have been having financial trouble. Due to several reasons – starting with serious financial difficulties that are gradually being worked through, my father has become verbally abusive with threats of physical abuse toward me. We have both invested our personal money/assets in our company.

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