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i am being threatened at work by a subordinate, after talking

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i am being threatened at work by a subordinate, after talking with the person directly i then went to his manager and my vp...my vp said it would be taken care of.....the manager called me that night to aplogize and said the employee had been written up. the employee sent me an email apologizing for being aggresive. this was a month ago...it happpened again last week,,,i went to my manager the employees manager and then hr.....i was told by my boss that he had gone to hr about me being out sick...but if i wanted to go about the threatning issuess i should be okay. the employyes boss told me i did not fit into the culture. I feel so threatned by the person that harrased me that i told hr i could not come to the office. The employee did write a second apology and said he had come to my office after he was "told" by his manager not to contact me. HR is telling me that I need to tell them what i want for a resoltuion. Is this normal? I asked what their policy is on harrasment and threats and they said zero tolerance. I said well whatever you nned to do do it. Why are they asking me what I want for a resoltion. Why is my boss brining an issue up about me being sick and I :should" be okay to go to HR with this?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 5 years ago.
Is this person treating you this way based only on your age/race/sex/disability?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
no, because i am in a position of authority, they are a sales person i am a product manager, and when i have to say no on pricing to protect the businesss they come over to my side of the desk and stand right next to me...or stare me down like they are going to hurt me
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 5 years ago.
I see, I just needed to make sure because it makes a big difference in the legal rights you have. Absent age/race/sex/disability motivation for the conduct, this is pure insubordination and is considered good cause for termination by the employer. Thus, as a manager it appears that your HR department is asking for a management recommendation for action based on the conduct of the employee so they can have documentation for their action. Thus, you need make a written description of the conduct and make your recommendation as to discipline.

As to your boss' comments, this is something we would have no way of knowing as to why he would say this. Thus, I am sorry, there is no answer I can give to this part.


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