Where to Get Help When You are Being Treated Badly at Work

Where to Get Help When You are Being Treated Badly at WorkWhen you are being treated badly at work, you should get help right away.  Don’t try and tough it out as you may be missing a key opportunity to try and rectify the situation.  The question then remains, to whom should you turn?First, you must review your company’s employee handbook and follow the procedure identified in it.  This means out your supervisor and HR on notice of how you are being treated and allow them an opportunity to fix the situation and stop the harassment.  The law and company procedure require that you give the company the opportunity to address your concerns and your failure to do this will negatively affect your case, should you need to bring one in the future.Second, you should speak with an employment lawyer.  The fact that both your supervisor and the HR department are paid by the employer to protect the company’s best interests means that you are not being protected.  You need an advocate on your side that is responsible for seeing to your best interests.  An employment lawyer will be able to guide you on the strengths and weaknesses of your case and advise you on how to proceed.  In many instances, seeing an employment attorney before the situation gets too bad may help save your job.

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