Got a bit of a situation I'm not sure how to deal with. I had a run in with a colleague 2 weeks ago, they got upset over an email that was sent round and felt singled out by it, rather than speak about it they copied in the managers, incriminated themselves then got angry with me over it....as he ended up showing the management that he screwed up as he didn't read the documentation properly.
The next day I came in, sat at my desk to have the colleague come over, ask me if I'm going to apologise then aggressively tell me not to be an asshole like I'm being, asked me if I lacked empathy and if I had something like Asperger's, told me I'd be able to do my job properly when I get on his level and have his experience and then walked out of the workplace angry. I reported it to the manager in the end as the other colleagues around said he was way out of order, that he was threatening and that I really need to report it. But nothing was done about it. I then found out he has sworn at multiple colleagues and had multiple complaints against him. He has also been told off multiple times for not doing work or not having a professional attitude.
Since 2 weeks ago, a job in a higher position became available, which I managed to get the role. Which I thought 'brilliant I have managed to get away'. The colleague then applied for the same position and has now got it as well. He now works on the shift before mine and will need to hand things over to me.
The issue is, even with the aggression, not listening to anyone else at all and always being correct, and multiple complaints against him, they gave him a pay rise which seems to be above mine. He is also on the shift before mine, so he is expected to hand over any information/work to do to myself, which seeing he doesn't like me can screw me over easily.
Seems the interview they gave as well for the job type which is technical was done by people who knew nothing about the type or work/system. Anything could have been said. I have also found out that while I was given an interview for the role, they just gave it to the guy without one as they needed people.
Does anyone have any advice on how to deal with a situation like this? Or is there anything I can do to point out working with a colleague that doesn't like me isn't going to work out well?