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What bosses should not say to employees?

What bosses should not say to employees?

What bosses should not say to employees?  That is a very good question but also produces many answers.  First, if your boss is not treating you with respect, then you have a problem.  Second, if your boss is using derogatory and racial charged statements, then you are experiencing a hostile work environment and you should consider reporting the event to the human resource department. By reporting, you are protecting yourself against retaliation.   Third, if your boss makes sexual overtures to you, again report the manager to HR.  Fourth, managers should not be discussing anything about your personal life or that of any employee, as this is an invasion of privacy as it has nothing to do with work activity.  Bottom line, keep a private journal not on any company computer and write down all the stupid, ill-conceived and downright discriminatory statements made by your manager.  If those comments in any way implicate you, directly or indirectly, you can use those statements to protect yourself against being fired and further develop a better severance offer if you are terminated.

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 resort 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 share some insights about negotiating severance agreements to help you better understand the deal in front of you and to avoid costly mistakes.

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