I reported comment made by my boss that were insulting and degrading to my race to my HR department who responded 2 days later in a e-mail to me that the matter had be investigated and appropriate measures had been taken, but won't tell me the details of the investigation or the measures taken, is there a law that gives me the right to know this? I dont think anything was done.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Virginia
reporting to supervisor and HR
Good Morning,Unfortunately no there is no law that requires that an employer notify a complainant of the exact resolution of their complaint. In fact, in some cases, it might be prohibited. For example, if there is a confidential adverse employment action taken against the accused harasser. That said, many times it is better from an employer's perspective to share what the resolution was just so they can assure the complainant that the issue has been resolved. That though is a management decision.All that said, if the behavior continues or there is related retaliation, then the employee no longer has to give the employer a chance to resolve the issue and can instead file a complaint with the Virginia Council on Human Rights and/or the EEOC.
Licensed Attorney with 27 yrs. exp in Employment Law
after speaking to my boss who made the comments he said he was only ask had he made any racail comment that were degrading to anyone they didnt mention my name the date or what was said to him,so how do i know they did anything if they dont have to tell me?
You really don't know. All that has to happen is that the employer takes the complaint and that they resolve it in the way they see fit. At this point, the employer has had their shot at resolving this issue. There is no legal issue unless the behavior continues or you are retaliated against. So, that is how you will know if this has been resolved.
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