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Do I tell HR about a rude boss? Ask HR


Johnny C. Taylor Jr.

It’s ultimately up to people managers and organizational leadership to set an example for a positive and productive workplace culture.

Johnny C. Taylor Jr., a human resources expert, is tackling your questions as part of a series for USA TODAY. Taylor is president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest HR professional society.

The questions are submitted by readers, and Taylor’s answers below have been edited for length and clarity.

Have a question? Do you have an HR or work-related question you’d like me to answer? Submit it here.

Question: I’ve noticed managers at my company will frequently yell or be condescending to their direct reports. What is the best course of action to take to remedy this unacceptable behavior? Appreciate your recommendations in advance! – Anonymous

Johnny C. Taylor Jr.: I’m sorry you’ve had to witness this inappropriate behavior in the workplace, but I’m glad you recognize what is taking place is unacceptable.


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