I have practiced law in Silicon Valley for over thirty years. During that time I have counseled folks in the valley concerning their employment issues. My clientele includes people from all walks of life, CEOs, VPs, Directors, Managers, Engineers, Computer Scientists, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Doctors, Nurses, Lawyers, Construction Workers, Restaurant Employees Janitors and even Day Laborers. I represent individuals and small businesses. I have litigated in the federal district courts, California superior court before the Labor Commissioner, WCAB, State Personnel Board and Office of Administrative Hearings. I pursue and defend folks in individual and class actions
You Need Your Own Human Resources Department
If you earn $100,000 or more a year then your job is likely your most valuable asset, in ten years you will earn over a million dollars. Any legal decisions made concerning your employment should consider the impact litigation will have on your reputation, career and capability to continue working. You need a lawyer willing to counsel and mentor you in protecting your most valued asset. You need your own Human Resources Department.
The role of Human Resources at most large corporation is to recruit and retain talent, set salaries, wages and process payroll, and to protect the company against employee law suits especially during lay offs. Human Resources serves the need of the employer not the employees. If your manager wants you fired, they will seek the advice of Human Resources. The bottom line is that Human Resources is not your friend, they are not there to make sure you are treated fairly.
From the moment a large corporation hires you they have already planned how they will hand you your walking papers. Human Resources knows it is unlikely you will last anymore than three years at the company. Consider these statistics concerning Google: "A plurality of employees at Google stay for less than 1 year. 34% of Google employees stay at the company for less than 1 year. It's rare for an employee to stay with Google for 3-4 years. Only 6% of Google employees stay at the company for 3-4 years." https://www.zippia.com/google-careers-24972/demographics/
When you sense trouble at work, do not call Human Resources, call a good employment lawyer who can act as your Human Resources Department and look after your interests not the company's. Call me at (408) 351-7783 for sound legal advice that puts your interests first.