Our expert says:
Psychological counselling like CBT may be more useful to you than antidepressants. Think about it. Good responses from other readers. Verbal abuse, or other attempts to make your working life so unpleasant as to force you to choose to resign, are not allowed.
THe CCMA are idiots if they fail to notice a pattern of a company that is happy to pay the fines and continues to abuse employees.
Fighting against a combative guy directly may please him, give him excuses to do what he wants to do, and doesn't show you in a good light. Being entirely passive and accepting may be hard, but more frustrating for him. And a middle way, largely ignoring him, listening to his rants and saying something calm like "How interesting" also frustrates him but doesnt help him be unpleasant. What's the point of abusing someone who doesn't seem to feel it ?
And, until a better job turns up, wait to enjoy his inevitable downfall when it comes
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