HR departments welcome new employees, give them workplace perks, and send them off to their next jobs – but how well do they protect those employees from harassment while they work?
Atlantic contributing editor Caitlin Flanagan says not very well… but what should you expect from a department that, at its core, serves employers first? In her new piece “The Problem With HR,” Flanagan explains how HR departments have become very good at preventing sexual harassment lawsuits – but not the sexual harassment itself.
Have you ever reported a sexual harassment claim to HR? If so, did you feel the claim was treated seriously, or swept aside? If you are an HR professional, have you ever faced a moral dilemma between protecting the employee and protecting the employer? What direction did you receive from company higher-ups? Weigh in at 866-893-5722.