Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about about hearsay:
Can a supervisor question an employee on hearsay or is this a form of harassment?
Signed, To Question or Not To Question
Dear To Question or Not To Question:
You don’t say if you are the supervisor or the employee–but the answer is the same in either case: In your example, hearsay is something the supervisor hears from a third person about the actions of an employee. There are many times when a supervisor can question an employee based on something another employee reported. (A safety violation, being late, acting rude, talking about the boss and anything else an employee reports that the supervisor wants to find out more about.)