I recently reported an employee for drinking on the job. I had spoken to him personally first to express my concerns, and he both admitted and told me it wouldn't happen again.
After a few more instances he was required to take daily breathalyzer tests before work. This past week he heard about me making a comment at a meeting he wasn't present for. This comment wasn't about him yet he texted me 2x after midnight to say I was a bully prick. I didn't read these until the following morning.
Not knowing who had sent them, I called the number, confronted him about talking to me face to face. He proceeded to leave 2 more voice messages ranting about me being a bully prick and that he wasn't afraid of me. At no time had I ever threatened him.
I spoke with my boss, and he made a call to this employee. While I wasn't present, I could hear some of the conversation. Part of which I believe he was making false accusations about me. I'm awaiting a follow up meeting with my boss. I feel that this employee is trying to get back at me for turning him in.
Could this be considered retaliation for me reporting him? What is the process for handling an employee who is retaliating against me for reporting him?