We’re dealing with an employee here, who has a bit of a hygiene issue. This man just does not bathe! The whole office smells like a rat-infested moldy carpet when he’s around. I don’t know how to bring this up to the HR’S notice, without looking like a snitch. Any advice?
Hygiene is a personal agenda but if it’s affecting the people around, then it does not remain that personal anymore. It becomes extremely difficult to work around someone who’s spreading foul smell. Such odor can affect the work quality of the people around him and also cause inconvenience. That employee might find it humiliating if you approach him directly about this. Hence inform the HR that his odor is unpleasant for you and hinders your work productivity. Request them to subtly talk to him about it so that it does not bother others as well. I’m sure the HR will find a solution for this without hurting the sentiments of the employee.