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Female higher up is gossiping about my work quality and mental health to senior leadership. Is there any way I can respond or protect myself?

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How do you know? If someone is telling you about this, tell them you need to document it.

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Another higher level person told me. Started documentation.

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Is it truly gossiping, or raising a risk?

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It’s truly gossiping. I’m not on her team, have never had any issues there before, and am a consistent high performer.

Mental health is protected - definitely contact your ethics or HR folk as soon as you have anything tangible to show them this is actually happening (it's really hard to prove I heard from someone that someone is gossiping about me, even when it's completely true, unless the middleman is willing to speak up on your behalf).

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I don’t see that anyone else suggested this but if she’s done this to other people can you band together to file a complaint against her? If you are all high performers, bring tangible evidence with you and ask why a lateral is able to have your work quality brought into question like this

Just realized it said higher level. Same point though. Wondering if she’s threatened by perceived competition

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