Talking to Clients

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about personal gossip:

I have an employee who tells our clients personal information about co-workers and me, such as what type or level of education we do or do not have. And she is not always factual.

Signed, More Than Annoyed

Dear More Than Annoyed:

You have a right to be angry about a gossip, especially about a subordinate or co-worker who is careless about facts. I assume that you are this individual’s supervisor and therefore are responsible for her performance. Although you have not asked, I also assume you are uncertain about how to handle this matter.

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