How do I report wrong doings by my Director without it affecting my position?

My boss is a Director of Human Resources. He has done some non-ethical/unfair things to employees and continues to procrastinate important things. He expects me to cover him and act like I dont know anything when people ask questions. What should I do?

Asked By: Jeffry - 10/10/2006
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Tell him outright you won't cover for unethical behaviour. If he tries to make it difficult for you, explain that there is the legal concept of 'constructive dismissal' which is where someone feels forced out of their job by the behaviour of superiors. It is recognised as unlawful dismissal and he will realise that it... More
Answered By: a donkey stone - 10/10/2006
Additional Answers (6)
Are his activities illegal? Can you describe his actions? That will help.
Answered By: asking-a-question - 10/10/2006
Approach him by asking him to rundown company policy on the issues concerned . If he wants to proceed with the question he will most certainly be interested in why you asked . if he brushes the subject aside do not pursue it
Answered By: kevin d - 10/10/2006
Anonymous phone call, email, secretly record/film him. Unfortunately I dont think there is anyway to avoid him finding out and it will undoubtedly affect your position. If he goes and your left behind everyone will know and treat you accordingly. You may have to go the same time as him. Think long and hard about... More
Answered By: DeeDee - 10/10/2006
What is your position and how long have you held it... More
Answered By: PALADIN - 10/10/2006
In line with IRS (International Reporting Standards) / Corporate Governance - you can report him to powers higher up the heirachy or the company's auditors. If the company has a policy on "whistle blowing" - you would remain annonymous.
Answered By: Basil P - 10/10/2006
if these things are truly wrong then every company usually has a whistleblower policy adn your job should be protected, although you have been covering for him without questionign so you might be in the firing line as well.
Answered By: caroline17nov - 10/11/2006
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