Q: What to do
As an employee, Witnessed a manager debate and follow through with assaulting another employee with an ice cube, after stating that same action just broke his glasses, submitted an existential complaint to management, who also neglected their duties, and took adverse action, after the complaint and which situation quickly escalated.
You should consider filing a written complaint with HR and/or the top management of the company. The written complaint will at least document your complaint was made in case retaliation by the manager and higher management.
Before you send in the written complaint, you should have a lawyer review it to make sure it hits all the right notes.
A: You should file a report with human resources documenting what you witnessed. However, when you do this, be prepared for possible retaliation against yourself. If management retaliated against the victim in this case, they may do the same to you. If this happens, keep documentation of all communications and be ready to contact an employment lawyer to represent you. Whistleblower law may protect you.
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