Going to work every day and having a boss that supports you and pushes you to be better is a dream for many. Many employees leave the job because their boss is toxic and criticizes them. Criticizing or turning down your thoughts can sometimes be bearable, but when things go out of hand, it can raise mental pain and suffer.
Additionally, many employees remain silent and suffer the toxicity of their boss in a fear that they will lose their job. However, various laws protect employees from abusive and toxic bosses. If you believe your boss is toxic, speak to an employment lawyer ct to know how to take legal actions against your employer.
Signs that your boss is toxic.
- Your boss constantly criticizes you for your work.
Suppose you are starting a new project and are confused about how to proceed. You ask your boss for your help, but instead of helping you clear your doubts, they criticize you for not understanding it on your own.
- They pass around offensive jokes.
As a ‘joke,’ your boss comments on your appearance, mental ability, age, gender, race, or sexual orientation. For example, your boss laughs and comments that your skin is too dark or calls out slur and covers it up as a joke.
- Your boss turns down your ideas.
Signs of toxicity include your boss turning down your ideas every time you try to voice your view or opinion. While turning down your creative idea, your boss may also make fun of you and criticize you for giving your idea.
- Your boss does not pay you for overtime work.
Does your boss ask you to work for extra hours without paying you? Many employees fear to ask for wages for their hard work because their toxic boss will get angry and terminate them from work.
- Your employer fires you without giving a valid reason.
Many states in the U.S are at-will, meaning your employer can fire you for any reason. However, your employer needs a valid reason to terminate you from the job. Just because you were pregnant or on medical leave act or sustained an injury, your employer cannot fire you for these reasons.
What to do if your boss is toxic?
A toxic boss can impact the employee’s mental state and create an unhealthy and hostile working environment. If you believe that your boss is toxic and is following discriminative behavior, speak to a lawyer. A lawyer can help you explore all your options and ensure that you get the deserving compensation.