Son Appointed As New Manager Doesn’t Like Me!

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about verbally new boss:

I am a medical professional and have been at my present job for 22 years, and as department supervisor for 18 of them. I work in a large medical practice with over 150 employees. Although the practice is quite large, it is still somewhat of a Mom & pop run business.One physician is the sole owner of the practice. He recently appointed his son as the practice manager. He has a liberal arts bachelor’s degree that took him 10 years to obtain. On the financial end, he has done a lot of good things by having good people backing him. From the personnel standpoint he has no HR experience. He is verbally abusive to anyone he contacts by email; he uses name-calling, threats, insults and punishes people constantly. I have several instances when I have been the victim of his emails. When approached face to face he sings an entirely different tune.No one in the practice has been unhappy with my performance prior to his appointment. I have recently resigned as department supervisor because of his actions. Do I have any legal recourse of action against him? Thanks in advance for your advice.

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