What is the best way to reprimand female workers?
When male managers are reprimanding female workers should another woman be in the room as a witness?
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It is good policy that if an employee (who is being reprimanded) requests a witness, one should be made available. Likewise, if the employee wants a witness the manager may want one too.
I can only address this question from the perspective of conflict management. You may want to also get a legal opinion from an attorney in order to address this question and the legal ramifications of this scenario.
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