My Boss Is Frightening Me With His Threats

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about threats: He “jokingly” threaten to physically hurt me. He’ll walk up to me at random times and ask if he can hit me.

I’m a female, and my boss is a man. For the last few months, he’s started thinking its funny to “jokingly” threaten to physically hurt me. He’ll walk up to me at random times and ask if he can hit me, and he says these things for no apparent reason. One time he had a large garden shovel in his hands from where they were doing something in the yard there, and he asked if he could hit me with it. More recently, he’s mentioned something about punching me in the stomach until I throw up. He said that if he burned me with something there at the store, he wouldn’t feel bad about it. And he’s said that if something heavy fell and hit me in the head, he would laugh about it.

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Falsely Accused of Threats

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about suspended for making threats:

I have been suspended from work due to making threats, but I have not yet been told what I suppose to have said. I have a pretty good idea of what was turned in to HR. I believe the threat in question is I made a comment that I couldn’t stand someone. This someone is my boss and I have had past problems with him.

Just last year I went to HR for the second time on him and I believe this case was not handled the right way. The conclusion of sexual harassment was it was a he said she said kinda thing. I was told then I would be permanently moved from this supervisor and it’s been a year since this claim. I have not been moved to date. I feel this workplace violence case is an act of getting back at me due to turning him in for sexual harassment. What can I do?

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