Stew, what state are you in (as in which state of the 50 in the united states of america, I"m really not really asking about your emotional well being)
You cant have a word off the record with HR over here, if you bring it up they act and you better have your ducks in a row. I have sacked 24 people in my time here and even though I am rightly up I cant make that move without their approval unless some stupid fecker grabs a woman by the funbags in plain sight of everyone.
America is a different animal to home lads. This girl gets on very well with both of us, I have helped her career along and I brought both of them into the company, he was a mate of mine for 5 years before he started and we played in a golf league together.
That said he is banking on the fact that the staff will lie for him at this point and that is a very bad move. he has basically called me a liar and I know I can prove I am right and I dont know what he was thinking when he told me that I didnt see what I know I saw and I now have the documentation to prove it.The guy is popular around the office, we both are but ninety nine times out of a hundred people will do the right thing and both people we interviewed tonight said that they didnt want to get anyone in trouble but that I was right to say what I saw because they did too, one even said they were watching to see if I would sweep it under the carpet. I was never going to do that, I would have had the conversation with him but now it is going to HR unfortunately.