Boss is a bully - Reporting Procedure Advice Please
We have a supervisor in our company who is not well liked by the majority of employees in the office. She has been with us since October of 2008 and has really taken a liking to bullying one of her staff members. Additionally, she has been known to make snide and accusatory remarks to others in the company.
Although no formal complaint has been filed, I have been informed of many of her actions. I believe on Monday, the target of the bullying is going to make a formal complaint as she requested a meeting with me. We are a very small company. I am 99% certain this meeting is going to involve the Bully.
At this time, I have briefly informed the Bully's Supervisor of her actions. I do not believe anything has been done. We just hired a new President who is very involved in the staff and likes to be "in the loop" with us. My question is, do I inform the President, as a heads up, that this is all going on? I would like to tell him but am afraid that by doing so, I am going over the Bully's Supervisor's head, who is also my Supervisor. He is out of town until Friday. Maybe I can just shoot them both an email?
Thoughts? Also, once this complaint is filed, I know we are going to have to sit down with the bully and discuss the issues. Any suggestions?
Thanks a bunch!