Questions & Answers:
Can you sue for “bullying” in the workplace?
At this time you cannot be sued for “bullying.” What you can be sued for is if you handle complaints of bullying improperly. For example, firing the employee who complained in a bullying situation can look like retaliation. So if you get a complaint for bullying behavior, investigate, follow up, document and report.
What can you do about harassing text messages?
You treat it just like any other harassing behavior. Even if it’s happening outside of work, treat it as any other harassment and report it. Save/backup all your texts as it relates to the harassment.
Can you sue your employer for emotional distress?
Yes. Your employer (in some cases the supervisor/manager specifically) is the one that becomes liable for sexual harassment charges. If you suffer from sexual harassment in the workplace, the employer is responsible.