So, she decided to send an email to the manager overseeing the role’s applications.
“I am not sure if you are aware but there is an open case with HR against [him] for his abusive behaviour towards me,” the woman’s email to the Westpac state manager read, News.com.au reports.
“I am feeling very strongly about racist, harassing and abusive people and I believe no one should tolerate or suffer from them.
“Allegations were proved and [he] is on probation for behaviour. My managers asked me not to proceed with the complaint in order for [him] to keep his job.”
Concerned about the content of the email he’d received, the state manager replied to the woman’s email stating he was obliged to forward it on to her direct report.
“[My direct report is] fully aware of the formal complaint,” the woman replied in a second email.
“This may be a serious issue if any of managers have supported his application for promotion and even worse if [he] gets the job.”
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A month after sending the two emails, the woman was sacked by Westpac in September, 2017 for breaching confidentiality obligations and passing on factually incorrect information.