Hi,I would just like to know. My colleag...

Asked by Nadia on 23-05-2023 11:54:07
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng


I would just like to know. My colleagues, complained about our supervisor (various behavourial issues) to our senior Manager. He now tells us that we should have a 1 on 1 meeting to discuss. We just feel by doing so, this is going to cause more unnecessary problems, as we know this person and we know that she is very manipulating.  I don't understand, if we approached our senior as a team why we need to have 1 on 1s. We did ask him and he advised we need to discuss so we can move forward. He had initially requested us to each send him our concerns and now says, each of us have different concerns and hence we must discuss. Our concerns are the same but we may have written it down differently. This person is unbareable to work with. I believe this is another strategy from this employee to now throw us under the bus and save themselves. Can I decline this meeting, without any work repocussions for myself? I litterally just want peace and no drama. We initially went to our senior in good faith hoping he will just address the issue without involving each of us.

If you would like to view the entire answer, you will need to either login or register a FREE account.


DISCLAIMER: Advice or answers from Lawyers on South African Legal Advice are not substitutes for the proper advice of an Lawyer. South African Legal Advice is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Lawyer who assists with your question is not your Lawyer, and the response above is not to be considered to be legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains. The responses above are from individual Lawyers, not South African Legal Advice. The site and services are provided “as is”. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service.