If 2 of my work colleagues are saying lies about me to other colleagues, can i send a letter to them via my boss?
Province/Country relating to question: england
To get my manager to investigate
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A new lady came to work with me 3 months ago. 2 weeks ago she began ignoring me so i confronted her in my managers office. She said she'd heard nasty things about me and my husband from 2 different people. This lady has since left and my manager has promised an investigation but i'm not convinced he is taking any action. I think this is inciting hatred among strangers as more people have spoken to me about it. I want my manager to put a stop to it but as i work for the prison service, this could take many months and it's causing me distress in my workplace.
Hello, my colleague has asked me to assist with your query as it is more my area of law. What letter do you want to send them?
I'd like a solicitors letter asking my boss to enforce no more slander in the workplace from these to individuals, especially as 1 was of a sexual nature. This is even before a investigation begins. If i had their home addresses i would have sent the letters there.
This is not a matter that you need to involve a solicitor in yet. If false allegations are being made against you in the workplace then you are best advised to pursue this through the company's internal grievance process. This would usually involve you making a complaint in writing to your line manager and the employer would then have to investigate the issues and decide on appropriate action, which could include formal disciplinary action. A solicitor will not have any effect at this stage because they have no legal power to do anything. So raise this matter formally with your employer and let them deal with it.
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