Should I have responded at all to an accusatory, inflammatory email directed at me and a colleague?
I responded fairly simply 'I know nothing about what you're accusing me of'.
The subject was regarding a lack of consulatation on some plans that the individual believes are being put into place that would affect the working practices of his (ex) team.
He cc'd in every single member of the team and a labor union representative.
The plain fact is, no such plans have been made or even considered so he is escalating hearsay.
I perceived it as inflammatory and harming my reputation as one who is strongly consultative in any changes in the workplace.
I wasnt in the office at the time so couldn't talk directly to the guy and basically I got angry.
I reacted (after about 3 draft emails) simply, as above but I wonder whether I should have as the guy is known as doing things like this and point-scoring (ie he loves to escalate and cause a scene).
opinions folks please.....on what I've done so far and what to do next (talk to his boss about it or talk to him in person).