Is what you say to HR confidential?

Is what you say to HR confidential?

Most often the answer is nothing, as HR is not actually mandated to keep too many things confidential. That said, you’re expected to have expert discretion and judgment. Good HR professionals do their best to limit the exposure of delicate information shared by employees to a need-to-know basis.

Can I be fired for making a complaint to HR?

It’s illegal for an employer to fire an employee for complaining under the Fair Work Act, but in a study of 30 courts cases we found it’s difficult for employees to prove they have been fired because of complaining or questioning their employer.

Can HR lie to you?

No. Just like with any job, they should not be lying. HR adheres to employment law and company guidelines so they are not supposed to lie. They are very aware of employment law and ethics though.

When should you talk to HR?

When should I bring in HR? When there is illegal behavior in terms of how you are being treated. If your boss is discriminating against you because of your gender, race, national origin or some other protected area, go to HR. They are legally bound to investigate.

What should I talk to HR?

9 Important Things to Discuss With HR Before Accepting a New JobAsk About Benefits. It is important to know what is included in the benefits package. Ask if the Salary Is Negotiable. Ask About Other Perks. Ask about Vacation Time. Ask What Other Employees Say About the Company. Ask About Incentive Compensation. Ask About Relocation Expenses. Ask About Education Opportunities.

Can I talk to HR about quitting?

Approaching the Conversation Even if you ask for confidentiality, it is not guaranteed. This is not to say an HR professional will never keep a resignation-related discussion confidential. Before approaching HR about quitting your job, think about the potential consequences it will have for your employer.

Why would hr want to see me?

Here are some things HR may want to meet with you about, and what you should do: You complained about discrimination or harassment: HR must investigate if you complain about race, age, sex, religious, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, disability or other illegal discrimination or harassment.

Can I ask HR to see my file?

As an employee, do I have a right to see my personnel files? The short answer is ‘yes’. You have a right to make a SAR to your employer, asking to see your personnel files, at any time. Your employer has the right to ask why you want to see your files, but must then provide all your records to you.

What to do if HR is investigating you?

What to Do When You Are Being Investigated at WorkKeep your appointment with the investigating committee. Your manager, HR, and any other neutral party could be involved. Listen. Consult a lawyer. Share your side of the story and offer proofs. Do not retaliate. Ask to understand your options.