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Can I go to HR about my boss?

Can I go to HR about my boss?

Can I go to HR about my boss? Of course, you can and you must. If you have a problem with your boss, the HR department can act as a mediator to help resolve the conflict.  However, you need to understand that the HR department is not there to protect you.  The HR department’s sole function is to protect the employer at all costs.  Many employees believe the HR department is there to protect them, which is false. The only person to protect you is yourself and an employment lawyer.  Complaining to HR does help build a case of retaliation in the event you receive a performance improvement plan or notice of termination after complaining.  If you complain first, any immediate and negative employment action can be viewed as retaliation the easiest of all claims to prove under any context.

Carey & Associates P.C. provides employment counseling to help employees and professionals with all aspects of their current employment development and beyond the attention of the employer.

Carey & Associates, P.C. represents employees and executives nationwide from all industries and professions in employment law matters. We collaborate with clients to find workable and cost-sensitive solutions to contract disputes, severance negotiations, general employment conflicts and office politics, compensation, and employment discrimination without resorting to litigation. We empower clients of all employment levels to embrace work and career challenges that exist just slightly outside their comfort zones. We believe growth and adversity are good for the soul. We also believe that the playing field of work is always level, it just depends on your perception and where you derive your knowledge of how to succeed.

We handle severance agreements every day. In fact, we probably have twenty or more severance negotiations occurring at any moment in time during the week.  We want to share some insights about negotiating severance agreements to help you better understand the deal in front of you and avoid costly mistakes.

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Mark and his team at Carey & Associates are incredibly knowledgeable about Employment Law and have walked me through every step of the way. Their approach and guidance has been extremely effective in dealing with my case. They instill a sense of confidence by laying out the facts, caselaw, and risk assessment to help make well informed decisions. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an Employment Attorney.


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