When is it okay to call attention to bad behavior from five years ago
When I denied an overpaid employee a raise, he threatened to expose me to my boss with a "dossier" of incomplete and incorrect information he'd compiled for a year, including several violations of the company's code of conduct on his part. He threatened me verbally with all this in front of the head of HR. I shared the situation and content immediately with my boss (the CEO), and we began the process of terminating the employee. It should come as no surprise that I was terminated instead.
Because of clear disparate treatment and a good attorney, I was given a decent settlement and an NDA. The organization assured me they were moving forward with discipline for the employee. Within three months, he was promoted to CEO of a subsidiary.
So the question is -- in this era of #timesup and #metoo, am I able to share this incident with his board of directors? I'm still looking for some karmic closure, even after all this time.