So, sexual harassment seems to be easier to prove than verbal harassment. I have been working for the same company for several years. In the last eight months, one of my bosses has become more verbally abusive to me. He is very belittling, and treats me as a lesser than.
I leave my job crying or sit at my desk crying every day. Others acknowledge his behavior, but no one has spoken with him about it. I am a female in her 50's and at this age, it's sad to say but true: the young generation is looked to more than the Baby Boomer generation.
I've been with this company for 17 years. I know that if I hired an attorney that as your article says, verbal abuse is hard to prove and my co-workers/supervisors know about the abuse but would they acknowledge it? No, it is the white elephant in the room and it is smashing the life out of me.