In the office, the human resources department is your first line of defense when faced with employment discrimination, workplace bullying and harassment, and a slew of other work-related issues. But what if HR is the bully or refuses to help you? This makes for a difficult and sometimes awkward situation, but fortunately, you have options. Here are clear steps you should take if your human resources department is unhelpful or if it is part of the problem.
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The journey through employer and employee dynamics can be a tough road to navigate, whether you’re new to your job or have held your position for years. While our employment attorneys can offer a helping hand when it comes to employment discrimination and other employment law matters, your workplace’s human resources department can help with minor work-related issues. Even social networking sites like Twitter offer real-time information on HR topics employees should be following regularly.
Navigating the ins and outs of complex employer and employee dynamics can be difficult. Whether you just landed your first entry-level position, or have worked hard for a number of years to land that dream job, you can face employment discrimination – or even retaliation if you decide to take a stand against illegal conduct. Thankfully, state and federal law with the help of skilled employment lawyers can protect your rights, but where should you seek answers to your questions about other work-related issues?