Recently a work colleague was talking with other staff in an open staff eating area about how he would punish his wife if she cheated on him. He said he would slit her throat. Other staff members said it is illegal to do so in australia and he would go to jail if he did that but he said he didn't care. The man is from another country where this sort of punishment is common and he has very little to no respect for women in the work place. I am now fearful of him as I have been involved in a disagreement with him. What are your thoughts on this?
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16-09-2013 10:14 #1Senior Member
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Work colleague talking about killing his wife as punishment..
16-09-2013 10:16 #2
Wow this should be reported. Even jokingly saying that would be a big no no, so the fact that he seems very serious is cause for serious concern. It is an employers responsibility that no employee feels unsafe or threatened in their work environment so it's your duty to report this, and how it makes you feel!
16-09-2013 10:20 #3Senior Member
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Wow that is scary. Even if he was saying it in a joking way (sounds like he wasn't) I would definitely be reporting it to your superior.
16-09-2013 10:25 #4Senior Member
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Even if he's not serious, it's inappropriate talk at the workplace.
You have the right to feel safe at your workplace. If you feel unsafe, I'd report it- as long ad you know that it will remain confidential.
16-09-2013 10:29 #5
Start keeping a diary of everything he says that bothers you. If you have a supervisor that you trust, let them know how he makes you feel by writing them an email. Let them know you do not want him told the specifics or that you are making the complaints.
If you put things in writing they are more likely to be taken seriously. You deserve to feel safe at work, and what this man is doing is not OK.
16-09-2013 11:14 #6
agree with keeping a diary and speaking to a supervisor you are comfortable with.
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16-09-2013 11:23 #7
Eek! Report him ASAP to the employer!
16-09-2013 11:51 #8
You need to report this NOW to HR and/or your Manager who will take it from there.
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