Supervisor’s Rights

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about being watching one’s language.

Picture this: Manager to Supervisor: “Someone said that you made a derogatory remark to them today – you need to be careful what you say.” Supervisor to Manager: “Oh no, what did I say? I certainly have not meant to offend anyone.” Manager to supervisor: “You don’t need to know; just watch what you say. It can come back to bite you.”

Supervisor to Manager: “I will for certain be careful; however, I would like to know who I offended, so that I can apologize and make it right.” Manager to supervisor: “I can’t tell you. You just need to be careful.” Does the supervisor have a right to know what was said and who was offended?

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