Just after some opinions on a situation i am managing at the moment.
Now i have a permanent staff member and a contractor working in the same office, the permanent member has been with us for 4 yrs and the contractor has been working out here 5 days a week for about 12months.
Now firstly, they do not like each other Anyway a corner seat came up in the office and they both wanted to sit there. I made the decision to let my permanent staff member have the spot as we all know contract staff come and go. My contractor now argues that it should have been pulled out of a hat and is hinting on a diversity issue. I disagree as i beleive its a managers job to make decisions and sometimes people just have to accept it.
Anyway i have spoken with my diversity officer and there is no breach of anything in that regard.
Just wanted some opinions on how others would have dealt with it.