After lodging a complaint about another employee to Human Resources, how long should one expect to wait before the issue is addressed?
We have an employee who has been here for years who gets away with the rudest, dishonest, cunning behavior of anyone I’ve ever known. She is disliked throughout the company, but there must be something the owners see in her because she gets away with her behavior and is still here. After one of our employees told her to stop badgering a new intern about parking in “her” spot (we don’t have assigned parking spots), she turned on him, telling him he’s a grumpy old man who needed to be in a home and take Midol. She got loud (I heard it at the opposite end of the hall.). This was witnessed by at least 3 other people. The guy who told her to leave the intern alone went into HR and reported the incident and the other employee’s past rudeness, including a time when she challenged him to fight outside so she could “give him his lunch”. HR wanted details, which were provided, but when it’s an almost-daily event, one would have to keep a log. HR said she’d talk to one of the owners about it. It’s been 30 days and not a word yet. Wouldn’t you expect some action by now – address it with the Hated One, talk to others who witnessed this event?
— Works with Cruella de Vil