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The HR Toolkit: An Indispensable Resource for Being a Credible Activist by Denise Romano

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CHAPTER 7DEALING WITH INCONSISTENT APPLICATION OF POLICIES AND DISPARATE TREATMENT

HR professionals have a professional and ethical responsibility to speak up if they believe their company is not following relevant labor laws and if employees’ rights are being violated. HR professionals are also encouraged to follow SHRM’s Code of Ethics.

Many employees incorrectly assume that either HR cannot be trusted or is only on the side of management. Although this is unfortunately true in some companies, a more common problem is that many HR professionals are ignored or overruled by their leadership and/or their corporate legal counsel when they raise concerns. In addition, these HR professionals need and want to keep their jobs. So, what is an ethical ...

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