I work for an Indian startup. I got an email regarding the same confidential project whom I and a colleague ( Let us call X ) and several colleagues were a part of. I, these recipients and X are a part of the same team.
I checked with X and confirmed that they were still a part of the same project. Although in the email which was sent to seemingly all the participants, X was not mentioned in the recipients. So instead of telling the boss, I send the email to X directly without informing the boss, assuming it to be an error.
Later I checked the link mentioned in the email, it was mentioned that it should not be forwarded to others as the recipients have been chosen. I did not check the link before forwarding the email. Now, after this has been done, I do realize that I should have informed the manager about this missing recipient, but what action can boss take against me for this?
Should I discuss this with my boss as later he may get to know about this? Moreover, should I try to recall the forwarded message as a corrective action? Any advice would be highly appreciated.