Highland, NY asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New York

Q: Should HR have disclosed my identity to my subordinate upon filing a discrimination incident report against him?

I work for a state government office. One day, my subordinate began loudly uttering (using profanity), derogatory remarks about another worker whom has a slight mental disability. He was threatening to "tell him off" if approached by the other employee, and was making negative comments about the other employee's disability . Others in the office overheard his remarks.

I, as a supervisor, reported his behavior to HR as a harassment/discrimination incident.

When HR notified my subordinate about the report made against him, they told him - in writing- that I was the individual that filed the report. They never notified me or consulted me prior to the letter being issued to the accused.

Should they have done this to me? I was then directly confronted by my subordinate, who was, quite understandably, upset.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: I'm sorry your question remains open for two weeks. You could repost under the "Employment Law" and "Employment Discrimination" categories instead of "Uncategorized." There's no guarantee that every question here is answered. Some questions do go unanswered. But you might have better chances of a response there. Good luck

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