Some people view tough bossess as an invitation to a lawsuit.  But this is not always so. 
Today, much of the workforce views a manager’s criticism as “bullying” or “harassment.” As toxic bosses have become a greater liability, their employees no longer call their doctors seeking a note for a leave of absence. Now they call their lawyers. But as harassment is often in the eye of the beholder, when will a tough boss justify a successful lawsuit? 
The entire workplace law column, originally published in the Metro News, can be read here.
Daniel A. Lublin is an employment lawyer with the law firm Whitten & Lublin LLP. Reach him at