Hi everybody. Long time listener and book owner. Despite being in a career occupation that is a three-ring circus, manager tools has been incredibly useful. However, I've got a doozy to work through...
Long story short, a skip-level direct had been disparaging towards a support person on our broader team. This escalated into a highly disparaging statement being said about the support person in the cubicle farm and later in other shared spaces in front of coworkers and possibly clients.
Note, I do not have sole hire/fire authority and thus routing through HR is required.
I immediately escalated to HR and set up a meeting later next week (circumstances dictated the delay)
Upon being informed, they started threatening HR action on me.
Do I say something or give feedback in the interim? Shot across the bow? This one has me stumped.
Thanks for your thoughts and responses.