No Action About My Complaint of Threats

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about threatening coworker: He bad-mouth me behindĀ  and jumped in my face.

I have been working with this guy for about two years and recently he was wrote up for having a PDD in the workplace. He accused me of telling on him, but I didn’t. He followed that by talking bad about me behind my back and told a fellow employee that we were about to fight about it. The employee told me and I confronted him about it but he denied saying anything. Months went by and every day a new story came to my attention by fellow employees telling me that he was badmouthing me and also saying he had been following me to jump me outside of work.

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He said …He said

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about threats: Employee A waited 3 weeks before reporting anything to his supervisor, at which point Employee A got a restraining order against Employee B.

I have an employee(Employee A) who claims another employee(Employee B) threatened him with a knife 3 times within a month(no witnesses). Employee A waited 3 weeks before reporting anything to his supervisor, at which point Employee A got a restraining order against Employee B.

This made it impossible for the both of them to continue working. We (Upper Management) don’t believe it actually happened. We put them both on suspension without pay until the restraining order is lifted. Employee A tends to be very dramatic and Employee B can get easily frustrated but never threatening. (The knife was a company issued work knife and Employee B says he took it out as a joke to pretend to attack a piece of equipment, then put it away.) They’re in the construction trade and have to work together alone. They haven’t gotten along for awhile, but it wasn’t this bad before.What can you suggest as the best way out of this?

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