Users' questions

Can a supervisor single you out?

Can a supervisor single you out?

If your manager singles you out or holds you to a different standard it is often a sign of harassment. Whether it is enough to bring a federal legal claim will depend on whether your supervisor’s activity creates a course of conduct or was simply an isolated incident.

What is loyalty conflict?

A loyalty conflict occurs when the child tries to maintain a positive relationship with both parents, even though the parents are battling with each other. Some children try to resolve their loyalty conflict in a manner that is clearly maladaptive, ie, by aligning with parent A and rejecting parent B.

Is there a conflict of interest when the supervisors are husband and wife?

Is there a conflict of interest when the supervisor and co-supervisor are husband and wife? I have been co-supervised by my primary supervisor’s wife. Suffice to say that this has been problematic where both have different research interests. Each asks me to do different jobs and they often bring their home fights to work.

Can a married couple have issues with co-supervisors?

However, none of these things are necessarily the result of them being married. The same issues can arise (and I have seen them) with unrelated co-supervisors who do not get along. In general, co-supervision by a married couple is not universally disallowed.

How does a married supervisor help a student?

If any conflict between a student and one of the supervisors comes up, married supervisors have a strong incentive to support each other, rather than looking out for the best interests of the students. For example, they may pressure the student to include both supervisors as authors on all publications.

How to handle a supervisor who talks down?

When All Else Fails… Often a supervisor-report relationship that gets off to a bad start can change course for the better with a single good interchange. Other times, change comes slowly and you’ll have to address the problem several times before there’s an improvement.

What should a supervisor do for a new employee?

When a new employee joins the team, their supervisor should help them understand their role and support them during their transition. This might include providing workplace orientation and explaining company policies or job duties.

Can a boss discuss employment issues with his spouse?

Employers shouldn’t be discussing employment issues with employees’ spouses, period. So if the boss sent the husband a defense in respond to the husband’s complaints, that was inappropriate.

What should a supervisor do when an employee complains?

When employees are unhappy with their workplace experience, they may approach their supervisor before speaking with HR. Supervisors must use active listening skills to understand employee complaints and to work with them to reach a solution.

What should an employee’s spouse email you to complain?

He doesn’t owe the husband an explanation, defense, or dialogue, and it’s entirely possible that the wife wouldn’t appreciate her boss discussing her work matters with her husband, a non-employee. What the boss should do is either ignore the email or respond back that the company doesn’t discuss employment issues with people’s spouses.