Good day. With the recent changes in herierchy in our workplace much office politics has been going on prior to applying/nominating candidates for a higher position.
A colleague escalated an instance where I was supposedly fudging my production figures. This prompted our midlevel manager (an expatriate) to do an investigation on me.
I was asked during the morning huddle in regards to the instance and I explained my side. In the afternoon, I was requested to explain it again through email.
I replied. My conscience is clear and I said that it was more of process improvement (I was bored and decided to experiment around with the programs) and my previous stats would prove otherwise.
I am assuming this was not an NTE.
The manager said it's not over yet and will continue the investigation.
Point taken. I will not apply (nor eligible anymore I assume) for the higher position at hand.
However, I would like strike back. I would like to file a case in regards to the people who are basically "stalking" my stats and escalating it behind my back.
1. Besides going to the company HR, can I also file an independent case? Does this process need to go via the NLRC?
2. In case HR/tech dept denies me of my request for certain email trails that I might need, can I go through legal means (hiring a lawyer) to force them to give me copies of email trails?
3. Can an expatriate in the workplace be issued a subpeona? a warrant?