Answered by Mike, Hiring Expert at Avery Dennison Corporation, on Friday, May 15, 2015
First off, I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Although I personally have never been in that situation, I know others who have and know that it is a very difficult position to be in.
While I don't know if I can legally provide you advice on what to do in relation to your company, I can provide you with the guidance we provide employees our our company, and you can take that and hopefully come up with a good plan of action.
First, to echo what was mentioned in the first post, if there is a supervisor or manager in between you and your boss, I would approach them with situation and explain how you feel. They should have gone through some sort of harrassment training in order to move to the supervisor level, so hopefully they have a plan for managing that accordingly.
Second, if the first route doesn't seem to resolve anything, and you've provided ample time for the team to react to your comments, I would bring the situation up to an HR representative at your company. HR should be capable of managing the situation and preventing this from happening in the future. Also, HR can keep a record of the situation, so if it happens again, or if there is any retaliation, they can move to further disciplinary action for your boss as needed.
Our company also has an anonymous conflict resolution line that is meant to address situations such as this, or other matters of similar concern. Take a look at your company's HR intranet page or company handbook, and you might find information about this type of contact. Often times, it is even managed by a 3rd party company, which provides a level of anonymity that is a nice to have.
Lastly, if you have exhausted all options, I would recommend you explore possible legal actions. Typically you would want to look into the EEOC, a government agency, which is the policy group over issues around discrimination, harrassment, and similar situations. If you go this route, you may also want to get an employment attorney involved, as they could also provide good legal advice and next steps.
Again - best of luck and I hope you find resolution to your situation!