I’ve had readers write me asking why is HR so useless, especially when it comes to bullying. Now, I need to add that not all Human Resources departments will push your cries for help aside. Some will rise to the occasion.
But, again and again we see cases where they do not support the bullying victim. In fact, the victim is often re-victimized by the way they’re made to feel shame for coming forward.
There are good people in Human Resources. But often they are too powerless or too afraid. Plus, you are not their ultimate client.