If you have a problem at work and decide to take action, most likely your first thought is to go to human resources. This is a natural inclination for most employees. But depending on the details of your situation, it is not always a wise decision. In fact, it could end up hurting you in the long run.
Employment law attorneys with experience in these situations can explain why complaining to HR is a bad idea. This article, written by a former human resources investigator, also provides interesting insight about the negative impact to employees when they do so. Here are few reasons why it is in your interest to consult an attorney, rather than human resources, before filing an internal complaint: