Ask HR: Help addressing racial comments


Dear HR,

I’m writing for help—How do I file a report that my supervisor has been making racial comments directed towards me and is making me feel uncomfortable?  What can I do to stop the problem?

HR Answer:

Thank you for reporting this issue to HR immediately since talking to your supervisor is not an option. We take reports of harassment and discrimination very seriously. HR will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation. If a violation of policy is determined then ‘prompt and immediate corrective action’ such as discipline up to and including termination is recommended. Employers should clearly communicate their harassment free workplace policy and ensure their supervisors are properly trained.

If you would like assistance updating your harassment free workplace policy, or have questions about other employment issues, please feel free to contact us.