Can an employee sue for bullying?
A recent federal court decision said no (a case posted by the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP) because there are no federal statutes against it. An employee who felt he was being victimized brought the matter before the EEOC, but since he didn't allege discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin they turned him down, as has the court: bullying is not protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Note: More than 2 dozen other countries have anti-bullying laws.
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