Can I Complain About A Negative Email?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about insulting email:

Should I file a complaint about a bad email written about me from my assistant manager to my manager and vice-versa?

Signed, Angry and Hurt

Dear Angry and Hurt:

Even if you complain–the issue is whether or not your complaint is likely to be given serious consideration. The action you take will depend upon the overall situation. If your manager and assistance manager wrote emails criticizing your work or your behavior or actions at work, they can do that, even if you don’t agree with what they wrote or even if they may have used angry language in their writing.

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