Employee Request for Confidential Discussion
How to Handle Requests for Confidential Discussions
Some things can’t be kept confidential, such as:
- harassment complaints
- issues regarding health, safety, security
- allegations regarding misconduct or illegal activity or actions that are severe violation of policy or rule.
Some things are inappropriate for a manager to handle, such as an employee from another area complaining about his/her manager or co-workers. In this situation, you would have an obligation to inform the other manager.
You should always explain this up front and then ask the employee/student if they still want to discuss the matter with you.