Here we offer our views on cases as a way to support you when you are dealing with a work abuse issue. We offer our information to validate your work issue. Please share this support information with your therapist or attorney; they are your authorities on how, or if, to apply this information to your situation.
HUMAN RESOURCES IS A EUPHEMISM for personnel management. HR people are hired to handle personnel matters in such a way as to minimize legal ramifications to the company. It is a mistake to be fooled into seeking HR for help in resolving any workplace issue. Here's an example.
Very recently an employee filed a safety complaint with Osha. The employee's manager immediately (and illegally) fired the employee. When top management received notification of the complaint from Osha, they assigned the manager who fired the employee the job of "investigating the situation." A HR manager suggested to the offending manager that the employee's performance records be doctored to show that the employee was performing unsatisfactorily and was fired for cause. Then the HR manager negotiated with the employee to take a one month's severance package--thus saving the company many thousands of dollars in legal fees. The HR manager betrayed the employee, and was promoted to Vice-President of Human Resources at twice the salary. A sad but true story. Beware!
Chauncey and Judy attended a continuing education course in psychotherapy a short time ago. One of the cases under consideration was a HR manager who had been off work for six years because of deep depression. The circumstances surrounding this case indicated that the requirements of the HR job (to betray ones own integrity and worth) may have been at least partially responsible for the manager's extended disability.