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The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

What would it take for you to go to HR about a co-worker's or superior's behavior?

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MrGV's avatar

Unless they screw me over in anyway I’m not going to do anything.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Several documented instances of personally directed outbursts, sexual harassment, hostile behavior that impacts their job quality in a way that can be connected to me. I’d take it to HR if I had at least one witness to each incident and I’d make sure to go on a day not Monday, Friday or after lunch.

YARNLADY's avatar

First, I would keep a detailed record of the abuses, and then, I would consider whether it would give me an advantage in the workplace or not. If not, I would choose to ignore it.

This happened to me when a co-worker put in a claim for workman’s compensation for an injury that he bragged was not work related.

I later found out that my deductions went up because of his false claim. Be sure you know the whole story.

ems's avatar

they would have to be really annoying. I feel like if the antagonist was a hotty, they I wouldn’t do anything.

3or4monsters's avatar

I might save it for the exit review. I have yet to have a situation like that where I went to a higher up and it worked in my favor, so I am wary of that approach. However, I must presume that this tactic has played out well for other people in other situations.

DarkScribe's avatar

It would never happen. If I can’t handle a problem myself, no one else is likely to do it better. On those few occasion where a co worker or superior has been a problem I have found a resolution in each case with involving any other person other than the person causing the problem. If I was a small guy, or a woman, I might have to re-think my approach.

I have employees who come to me and invariably I think less of them, except on one occasion where the complaint was well justified.

basp's avatar

If they were doing something unlawful while on the job.

SirBailey's avatar

Going to HR about a superior is tricky. And realize that going to HR about a co-worker is ALSO going about your Supervisor (unless you talk about going with your supervisor first). It might suggest that you feel your Supervisor is not dealing with the problem or not dealing with the problem correctly.

casheroo's avatar

I mentioned to my manager the other day how the owner makes me feel inadequate. I was nervous at first, but just went for it. And I was surprised how well it was received…and informed that she knows there are issues, because one girl had quit because of the way the owner makes her feel. (my manager is the only HR…)

I think you better have specific instances, and proof if you work in an office setting.

Warpstone's avatar

Losing more than one night’s sleep. Seriously. If the behavior is so bad that I start to suffer at home (and sleep is a great diagnostic between normal pressure and corrosive, soul-destroying stress), then I will likely escalate the issue for resolution. If the superior is the owner of the company… I would start hunting for a new job just in case.

kenmc's avatar

Once it directly effected me and my work for the worse.

RedPowerLady's avatar

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