I reported a worker, and now his wife is my boss.
I had reported a worker for his homophobic remarks. He confronted me about the whole situation and then a few days after his wife was promoted to the shift lead (same shift as me and her husband)
Another two things that happened, is that i took a break for less than 5 mins to drink water and she seen it and reported it, and we were reprimanded by our manager. The next day she was promoted to our shift lead.
Is it okay for a wife to be promoted after her husband was reported for a serious issue? His wife be his boss?
- Yup, it’s legally sound for that to happen.
I know many businesses where a husband and wife work together.
I can tell you there was probably some strategizing behind this move.
I know for a fact that certain businesses are hesitant to hire from certain groups because any worker could say the wrong thing and get sued into oblivion.
On that note, your company is very likely creating a paper trail so they can get rid of you without liability. They’re envisioning the repercussions and want to be able to say, “But your honour, he messed up here, here, and here, we have proof.”
I’m not saying any of that is right or wrong, simply that it’s the way it currently is.
- In general, it’s bad practice for anyone to be the supervisor of someone they’re in a relationship with. Not illegal though.
- Legal? Probably. A good business idea? Absolutely not.
- I would also possibly look for another job.
I was just terminated for essentially complaining about inappropriate behavior in regards to the woman above me. At my previous job, I quit and I’m sure if I didn’t I would have been fired- cause I went to HR about my trainer harassing me (calling me anywhere from 8am to 11pm, this was a day job) always about dumb stuff and speaking to me like I’m shit. Once you complain, they will completely zero in on you. That usually means the target is set.
- Legal? Yes. Ethical? No.
It’s time to dust off your resume so that you can leave on your own terms.