Complaint about my general manager

i am working in one private company, I have been working for past two year's with the company. In this company i have good rapport with my managing director. I was dedicated with all my work, later in our company we got a general manager. He was cornering and threatening me because of my dedication in my work. Now a days i was more depressed, i cant do my work because of him. Now i have to complain this to my human resourse department

sathyawbkgm, posted on June 13, 2012 at 08:51 pm    Boss

Nishta Gupta said June 14, 2012 at 03:23 pm

Dear Sathya,
Thank you for the question! Harassment by Boss is a problem is faced not just by you but by many people who don’t even tend to realise that such a thing is happening to them. It's sometimes hard to tell whether your boss is simply being hard to work as an inherent part of his character or if he wants you to leave the organisation. The good news is that you have realised that you face such a problem and hence you can take steps to fix this problem through hard work and diplomacy.

1. You need to get to the root of the problem. Investigate as to why your Boss is treating you the way he is. Trust your instincts and watch your Boss’s behaviour with other colleagues as well. Is he as notorious with them as he is with you? Over a period of time, you will be able to figure out the reason for his behaviour. Based on your assessment, you will be able to figure out how to deal with the problem.
2. Do some research to learn how both your company and its HR department deal with problems reported for harassment by boss. Do they fire the complainant or do they take investigate fairly into the complaint? Remember, if you complain against your Boss with the HR department, then there are fair chances that the organisation fires you if your Boss is a pretty influential person. If HR is impartial, then only approach HR with the problem.
3. Don’t react. The worst thing that you can do in such a scenario is to become angry and lose your temper. This is exactly what your Boss wants you do. There is no need for you to become angry or upset. You need to deal with the problem calmly.
4. Talk to somebody you trust and will not disclose this information publicly. Ideally, this will be a senior level person in your company who can listen to you and suggest reasonable ways to end the harassment. A quick remedy is to seek a transfer in some other department with the help of this person.
5. If the harassment continues, there are two actions to take. 1) Look for another company to work for that cares for its employees. 2) Talk to your colleagues for a collective complaint to be filed against the General Manager. Individual cases against senior management are normally ignored and go against the complainant.

Every decision that you make will have its fall-outs so you need to be strong and believe in yourself. Things will sort out in due course of time and don't expect instant results. Thank you!

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