Our expert says:
Sounds like it'd be worth consulting HR, the Dept of Labour, etc., as I doubt it is legal for a boss to enforce so much overtime, nor to insist that you must do so and to not even be prepared to take responsibility for this himself. The extra overtime you did would risk ANYONE's health, let alone someone with existing problems.
Why not resign as team leader, as the task as posed to you now is unhealthy and untenavble ? And why not invite the understandably rebellious members of your team to approach the boss and tell him what they think of his expectations. WHy not write a formal letter to him advising of exactly what has happened, and how, though he tried to insist that this must be entirely your problem, you feel sure he needs to know the attitude of the rest o the staf, and the impossibility of meeting his expectations.
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