I work on a three person team. For the sake of anonymity, lets call me Sarah, coworker one Bill, and coworker two John. Bill is great. He gets his work done and never has any issues. I myself try to get everything done on time as well, and between Bill and I, there are never any issues. However, John is constantly not doing assigned tasks, lying about it, and in general phoning it in. Normally, Bill and I try to look past this.
Last week, there was an incident where John very clearly lied about doing a task. He said he finished it, but he just didn't do it. When asked by our boss, we did mention it.
So yesterday, our boss brought all three of us into a room, and told John, very explicitly, that we'd accused him of lying. Obviously, this made things very awkward. He got angry and denied everything. Bill got angry as well and accused him of other things, and I just sat there uncomfortably.
The meeting ended without sort of actual resolution, except that the boss told John that he needs to communicate better. Later, a few minutes after I'd left, I got a text from my boss asking if John has accosted me in the parking lot, which he hadn't, but it makes me nervous.
Is the action that my boss took, ie sitting us all down together and telling John what we'd reported, a bad thing? It's made a bad situation worse (even without me having now to worry about being accosted in the parking lot) and I'm worried that our working relationship will now be completely broken.