My daughter works in Georgia, USA at a small company and is having some problems with the only HR person at her workplace.
Apparently, this is how things have went down:
- daughter applied for a job
- HR person social media checked daughter and discovered she was dating the HR person's ex-boyfriend
- HR person goes around blocked phone numbers to contact ex-boyfriend to see if he would have a problem with interviewing/hiring daughter
- Daughter interviews and takes the job (I was unaware of 2 and 3 or I would have advised against taking job)
The HR person is not her boss, but still has authority over her. So, she's only been on the job now for a few weeks and has already had multiple write ups which lacked factual validity; this is not her first job and she's never had problems like this in past jobs. She's getting written up for things that were never told her and others are not doing these things without getting written up. She's also been called to come in just to be told that HR would like her to work the next day (obviously something that could be a phone call). Additionally, the HR person is making up lies about her unfriendliness per coworkers; she's on friendly enough terms and have talked to coworkers and they are shocked about this accusation.
She's getting very stressed out about this situation and it is starting to affect her relationship with her boyfriend.
The fact the HR person was blocked from ex-boyfriend, and then went around the block to contact him, and now is giving his girlfriend (my daughter) a hard time tells me that the HR person is being spiteful and trying to hurt my daughter and her boyfriend. My advise has been to document everything and talk to her boss (company owner) as I feel the HR person is targeting her.
Is this good advice and what other advice could I give?
Edit 20181004: Update, she ended up talking to her boss who did believe her and talked to the HR person on better coaching/staff practices. It was better for a few days, but went back to the way it was. She ended up leaving shortly there after to work someplace else.