Dear Evil HR Lady,
I’m a senior manager at a large global company. I recently had my appraisal and shortly after getting feedback that “I needed to be a more vocal leader” my interim manager (now former boss) asked me if I was Hawaiian (I’m half Asian). I interpreted him to be saying that my style as a leader was due to my ethnicity, which I clearly can’t change.
I’m considering filing a complaint with HR. I don’t think questions about your ethnic background should come up in a performance appraisal. I no longer report to this person but he is a peer of my new boss and I fear I will be labeled a trouble maker and cast aside if I complain. I also fear that this person will just continue to be insensitive to others and feel obligated to do something about it.
Any advice Evil HR Lady?
To read the answer, click here: My boss wants to know my ethnicity