Posted at 23:24h
I recently came across this article that takes an interesting, if somewhat cynical, perspective on the reality of the employer-employee relationship. Specifically, the article argues that your employer is “not your friend” and identifies some reasons for this conclusion. It also provides advice on how to protect yourself as an employee. I do not necessarily endorse every point the article makes, but I think it is worth sharing with readers of this blog.
One point in particular in the article is the role that Human Resources (“HR”) plays in the employer-employee dynamic. Many of my clients share with me accounts of going to HR seemingly in confidence, only to find out that HR broke that confidence by disclosing their issue to the very people that caused them to go to HR in the first place. Sometimes, HR will appear to investigate an issue, and then inexplicably find that the employer has not done anything wrong. It is an important reminder that HR often, if not always, holds the employer’s interests above the employee’s interests.
If you feel that you need to bring an issue to HR’s attention, it may be a good idea to contact a labor and employment attorney who might be able to guide you through the process of going to HR, if appropriate. The Khadder Law Firm is here to help. Contact the Khadder Law Firm today for a free initial consultation.
Please note: The content of the linked article is not offered as, not intended as, and does not constitute legal advice, it does not create an attorney-client relationship, and you should not rely upon it as a source of legal advice. Nothing on this website should be considered a substitute for professional legal advice.