What are my rights as an employee who feels threatened at work?

I am the director of my department. I had a difficult employee who quit after about a year under my management. I believe he feels that I usurped his position and holds a very serious grudge against me. I found my property in his desk when he left. Now my boss hired him back to work in another department (6 mos later) and he is already being very weird! I feel physically threatened. What are my rights? Anyone been in this situation? How do I document this, and to whom do I complain?

Asked By: Signguy - 3/5/2007
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It's your right not to feel threatened at work... More
Answered By: tehabwa - 3/5/2007
Additional Answers (6)
Sue, if you cant Sue then Quit!
Answered By: wally A - 3/5/2007
Contact your HR department and tell them everything you can think of. They can help you and give you options of what you can do about it.
Answered By: Heather J - 3/5/2007
Until something happens there is not a lot to do. You can talk to HR and document every interaction with this person. But if you make a complaint based on your feelings, what do you expect will become of that?
Answered By: Matthew M - 3/5/2007
That would be defined as a 'hostile work environment' and it is a form of harassment. See your HR dept, then an attorney. remember: document document document. Make a record of everything concerning this situation.
Answered By: Joe U - 3/5/2007
Document everything. Go talk to HR have them document everything. That is "hostile work environment", please take steps to take care of yourself. But remember documentation of everything will assist you. But right now a feeling is not enough to take care of this issue. I was in this situation, I documented everything... More
Answered By: Feline05 - 3/5/2007
Write down EVERYTHING...tell a friend or family member EVERYTHING...Go to your Human Resources dept. If that doesn't work (your HR dept.) you can go higher..v.p. pres. etc in the company...but DOCUMENT honest and don't elaborate exagerations...If you have an employee handbook that should tell you your... More
Answered By: kiya12bc - 3/5/2007
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