Magazine article Management Today

What's Your Problem?

Magazine article Management Today

What's Your Problem?

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Q: I recently instigated a grievance procedure against a senior manager after enduring years of mistreatment, culminating in an incident when he humiliated me in front of his staff. After several weeks, the management team ruled in my favour. I assured them that that was it; I just wanted to do my job and be treated with normal courtesy and respect.

Since the ruling was made public he has told a number of his staff that I should 'watch my every step', as he would be seeking revenge. He is well known for his aggressive behaviour and has been with the company since he left school. I am relatively new, well-travelled and with an impeccable professional record. I am not afraid of him but this would be an unwelcome distraction. Should I just dismiss these threats or inform my superiors, gather evidence or what?

I am a man in my late forties, successful at my job and much respected by clients and suppliers. …

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