Yelling Boss

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about stress due to boss:

My boss yells at only me. I’ve asked him to stop but he continues to be abusive. The stress carries over to my home life where I yell about work. What rights do I have?

Signed, Stressed Out

Dear Stressed Out:

To the best of my knowledge, you don’t have rights to stop your boss from yelling, unless you are under a union contract that specifies what is unacceptable behavior by a boss. Yet you do have a sense of what is right and wrong: you deserve respectful communication. Yelling and verbal abuse are out of bounds in a civil society.

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