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What is the Best Way to File a Complaint with HR?

March 3rd, 2020

When there is an issue at work, it can force the affected individual to feel uncomfortable or have low morale. This can ultimately affect the individual’s productivity, their comfortability, and their overall satisfaction at the organization. Some may wonder whether their issue is worth filing a complaint to Human Resources (HR), while others may be unsure of the best possible way to file a complaint. There are several ways to file a complaint with HR, however, it is ultimately dependent on the individual’s situation.

Is it Worth the Complaint?

Those who feel uncomfortable and unsafe at work should rest assured that no problem is too small, however, all problems may not be handled the same way. For instance, issues that deal with serious topics, such as sexual harassment, discrimination, or failure to pay fair wages, may be taken more seriously than a personal issue between two co-workers. This does not mean that the situation should not be handled at all, however, it may affect how it is handled.

Tips for Workers Considering Filing a Complaint with HR

Those looking to solve a more personal issue in the workplace should try to handle it themselves before escalating to a formal complaint. Avoiding a formal complaint to HR is best in more personal affairs, since filing a complaint can lead to a tense work environment.

One way to find out whether a work issue should be escalated to HR is to analyze the employee handbook. If the issue does not violate any policies or laws, it is best for the individual to have an open and transparent conversation with the other person to determine the best possible resolution. In order to avoid any conflict, the individual should invite an HR representative to sit in on the conversation.

However, if the situation must deal with serious issues, the victim should file a formal complaint to the HR representative. If the issue is not taken seriously, or if the HR representative fails to perform an investigation, then the victim should consider obtaining an employment lawyer who can help the victim contact the appropriate government agencies to obtain justice. A few government agencies that a victim can contact include the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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