Was late to meet a new hire, accused of not hearing out their complain because of their skin color? Potential HR trouble? [CA]

Why should any of those characteristics matter to how you handle a relatively simple workplace situation?

Because I wanted to give you context. You don't know me. You don't know my history. I was asking an advice and I wanted to give you as much detail as possible

That should have been the end of story right there, but for some unknown reason you called your bosses (very bad idea) eavesdropped on your bosses conversation (very very bad idea)

I did not eavesdrop on purpose. She was talking in an open/working space. She was right in front of the door talking on speaker. There was no way to not hear that conversation. You made it sound like I was leaning on the door or something but I wasn't. In fact, I was inside an office talking to the other boss. and i did let my boss (the one who was talking to M) via teams chat that their conversation was taking place in the common area and I could hear some of it.

Do you really think your bosses want to be wasting their time listening to a new employee they haven’t met demanding to talk to the VP?

Actually, yes. Similar thing happened to another manager in the past and my bosses told us to call them right away going forward. this I'm 100% confident i did what my bosses would have wanted me to do.

Do you really think that’s a valid and productive use of hrs time?

I don't know. That's why I posted this. The employee made that implication in front of other 5 people. again 4 of them are my direct reports. And you know as well as I do, in this day and age, sometimes it doesn't matter if an allegation is true or not, it sticks to you and people want to stay away.

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