Sometimes employees just don’t get along, and employers know they need to intervene when harassing and even threatening behavior occurs on the job. But should the employer launch an investigation if coworkers trade harsh words after hours away from the workplace?
That was a question put to a group of attorneys who focus on workplace issues, and they advise investigating. The employer reported that the two feuding employees live near each other. When they crossed paths during a weekend, one accused the other of talking about her behind her back. One employee reportedly made threatening remarks including, “I know where you live.”