An HR Assitant’s story of her own Dismissal
HR professional dismissed trying to uncover the truth about the inequality within the company.
I hope sharing this story will help those that truly wish to make a difference in the world.
I was working at S____ E_____ as an HR Assistant for 4 months. At first it seemed like a truly amazing company to work for. A wide array of benefits, nice people, nice office and a brilliant cause to be a part of.
As time went on I began to see the cracks. A company who failed to take positive action to represent those that are unrepresented, filled with mainly white middle class people with a few ethnic faces in the midst and an unequal bonus structure.
Employees even the heads of the departments were not entitled to any bonuses or even performance related pay but the directors were. The thought of this and the lack of clarification as to why it was like this compelled me to seek answers.
My manager knew nothing just like most people in the business and so I asked the director of finance and operations in which I said, “I am currently doing a paper on equality vs inequality and so I started to gear towards the bonus structure within the business therefore please can you clarify?” The response from him was nothing but hostile and a lot of waffling without giving me any real justification.
I then had a meeting with my manager in which I expressed my discomfort about the director, how it is unfair that all employees are not entitled to the same pay structure and how I wanted my compliant from a couple of months back to be put in writing and filed as I completely lacked trust.
A few days later I was dismissed.
Now, as I have been with the company less than 2 years I have no rights unless they discriminated against one of my protected characteristics.
I am not sad that I am not apart of that business any more because it does not uphold any principles and clearly they are hiding something where finance is concerned.
Neither do I want any money to slander this company just because I got dismissed.
I am sad that so many companies get away with corruption, failing to uphold equality, failing to truly care about their employees, doing what is right and dismissing people because they feel like it.
I hope that this story opens your eyes that the law truly, not always but most of the time fails to protect us employees.