Report Manager - Guide

HR Complaints Report Manager - Guide

Report Manager the Easy Way

Millions of employees face abusive managers at work. They are targets of discriminatory comments, harassment, or threats, which leads to a decrease in productivity, job satisfaction, and commitment to the organization. 

If you think you have been abused by your manager, you should understand that mistreatment is unacceptable in any workplace. This article will help you learn how to voice your concerns, and guide you through the process of reporting abusive experiences anonymously with DoNotPay.

3 Types of Abusive Managers You Should Know

There are three types of toxic managers. The table below outlines their primary traits, underlying objectives, and ways employees have learned to cope with them on a daily basis. Keep in mind that it is not your responsibility to put up with a toxic manager. 

TypePrimary TraitsObjectiveSurvival Tactics
  • Exploits others
  • Devalues others
  • Grandiose self-esteem
  • Lacks conscience
  • Seeks control
  • Micromanages
  • Be admired
  • Control others
  • Excitement of abusing others
  • Show admiration
  • Document your work
  • Avoid criticizing them
  • Do not take their behavior personally
  • Seeks to intimidate for the excitement of it
  • Difficulty modulating stress level
  • Underlying fragile self-esteem
  • Dominate and intimidate
  • Maintain self-esteem
  • Don’t let them see you are intimidated
  • Help them achieve at work
  • Show deference
  • Compulsive
  • Authoritarian
  • Oppositional
  • Passive-aggressive
  • Covering fragile self-esteem
  • Dominate
  • Control others
  • Feed their ego
  • Explain how your ideas fit into their plans

When Should You Report Your Manager? 

You should file formal complaints against your manager when you experience the following:

HarassmentHarassment is improper conduct directed at another individual that can occur through physical assault, verbal abuse, sexual harassment, bullying, and more. 
DiscriminationDiscrimination is treating people differently and often unfairly based on race, gender, age, or sexual orientation.
Illegal ActivityAny outright violation of the law by a manager is just cause for reporting.
Breaking Company PoliciesA manager who fails to comply with company policies and regulations can be reported.

4 Ways to Prepare for a Convincing Complaint

  • Read the company policy to ensure what you are reporting is covered by the company’s rules and regulations.
  • Research past complaint cases to know if the company has a record of protecting senior management or firing them. 
  • Document everything. Keep careful records and make detailed descriptions of events that explain the offense clearly. 
  • Talk to colleagues. Your coworkers may have experienced similar issues and if they can provide evidence or testimony, your complaint will become more substantive.

Where Should You Report Your Manager?

You should report your manager in writing to your Human Resources department. Employee complaints are critical to the drafting of HR reports, which can help improve your organization’s culture. If HR ignores your complaint or retaliates against you, you may resort to government agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

What Are the Risks for Reporting Your Manager?

  • Loss of career opportunities
  • Termination
  • Retaliation
  • Threats

Report Your Manager Anonymously with DoNotPay Today

Avoid having to go through all the stress and report your manager anonymously with DoNotPay. With our new Anonymous HR Complaint product, you can file a complaint to your HR department without having to submit your personal details. You can file a complaint easily with only a few clicks. All you have to do is:

1. Open the Anonymous HR Complaints product on DoNotPay.

2. Fill in your employer name and HR department's mailing address.

3. Explain clearly the issues that you are experiencing and how you want them resolved.

DoNotPay will mail the complaint without including your personal information! No need to worry about getting exposed - you will stay anonymous.

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