My husband was told by a female supervisor that there was a complaint from a co worker that my husband was talking down to this co worker and this was the 3rd time the female supervisor heard this from the same co worker.
My husband asked questions, he has never been accused of anything. The female supervisor gave him no info on if this was an IM, an email, Teams message or verbal. The female supervisor suggested he now take communication courses. My husband has been with this company over 12 years. The female supervisor told him the complaint was from a co worker he has worked with for a while. This has bothered my husband, he reached to his own supervisor who is a man. His supervisor told him, the female supervisor stated "you cannot speak with him because you dont understand because you're a man". Apparently the male supervisor has been told he compliments my husband too much (my husband works the most hours and handles more projects because he volunteers, everyone is given the opportunity) during the conversation the male supervisor told my husband the co workers complaint is mainly because my husband is TOO NICE and the co worker feels my husband is being condescending because the way he speaks, again no on is saying if this is written communication or verbal. What is a man to do? He says please and thank you, appreciates their help and now he has a complaint because he is being nice? If it is written communication, it is subjective if someone is upset or just got in trouble they are going to read something differently than the next person. If it is verbal, all calls are recorded, he would like to listen and learn.