Incident Report harassment and Threatening behaviour

by Heather Best
(UK)

Original Text: Incident Report harassment and Threatening behaviour


Dear Peter
With reference to our telephone conversation dated Monday 28th March 2011 at your office. I informed you of harassment and threatening behaviour displayed by the Area Manager at Livingstone Maria Xxxxx towards me. You clearly state that you were unable to discuss this matter as you was in a public place. Yet still you was willing to discuss other issues such as my annual leave and who is my manager.
I expressed my concerns regarding the effect of my health and well-being. Your response was what do I want you to do? I informed you as you are my manager you have a duty of care towards me therefore you should provide me with a safe environment work place. I also mentioned that I am having nightmares; not able to sleep and binging. You stated that you were not informed of Maria’s behaviour towards me but you mentioned that there were two employees witnesses. When I tried to find out how you knew there were two employees present you said that I mentioned it. I corrected you that at no time I had mentioned any one was present.
I reminded you that I am slowly recovering from previously ill- health due to stress related to work and it was through to attending counsellings with Fit to work. I also enlighten you that three weeks ago Fit to work had approach you to set you a mediation with the management and myself on how we could moved forward but you refused the opportunity by stating that you will give me the support I needed. However, you did not discuss this matter with nor did you offered me any support. I believe if you had taken the opportunity allowing Fit to Work to meet with management and my self the behaviour Maria present might not have taken carried out.
You did mention that it was almost time for you to finish work but I did not expect that you would cut off the phone without ending our conversation in a civil manner.
Kind Regards
Heather Xxxx

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Revised Text: Incident Report: Harassment and Threatening Behavior

Dear Peter

With reference to our telephone conversation of Monday 28th, 2011 at your office, when I informed you of harassment and threatening behavior directed towards me by the Area Manager at Livingstone, Maria Xxxxx.

You clearly stated that you were unable to discuss this matter as you were in a public place, yet you were willing to discuss other issues, such as my annual leave and the name of my manager.

I expressed my concerns regarding the effects on my health and well-being. Your response was to ask what I wanted you to do? I informed you that, as you my manager, you have a duty of care towards me, therefore you should provide me with a safe work place environment. I also mentioned that I am having nightmares; not able to sleep and am binging.

You stated that you had not been informed of Maria’s behavior towards me, but you mentioned that there were two employee witnesses. When I tried to find out how you knew there were two employees present, you said that I mentioned it. I corrected you, that at no time had I mentioned any one else was present.

I reminded you that I am slowly recovering from previous ill-health due to work related stress and that I was attending counseling with Fit to Work. I also reminded you, that three weeks ago Fit to Work had approached you to arrange a mediation between the management and myself, on how we could moved forward. You refused the opportunity by stating that you will give me the support I needed. However, you did not discuss this matter with me nor did you offer me any support.

I believe that, if you had taken the opportunity of allowing Fit to Work to meet with management and myself, the behavior that Maria presented might not have been carried out.

You did mention that it was almost time for you to finish work, but I did not expect that you would cut off the phone without ending our conversation in a civil manner.

Kind Regards,
Heather Xxxx

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