Can a director of a company legally act as HR?

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Can a director of a company legally act as HR?

I am a team lead, I report to my dept. manager in the event I cannot contact my dept. manager my next in line is our director. There is a lot of things happening that make me feel uneasy, I am a very trustworthy, hard working, employee who has never had issues in the past, due to a merger of our company things seem chaotic. We have been told that our director is also representing as HR. This seems to me to put the director in a uncomfortable situation and I feel that any solution given would be biased. I would like to find this information in the dept. of labor online database for my records but im not sure if I’m posing the question correctly and also I see this situation as a conflict of interest, especially when I need to discuss issues concerning my dept manager.

Asked on July 11, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Kansas

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

There is no legal prohbition agains this. The fact is that absent an employment contract or union agreement to the contrary, a company can set the condtions of the workplace much as it sees fit. Bottom line you have no claim here.


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