A man is shocked to learn that his colleague is expecting - He's unsure if he should keep the father's identity a secret


Recently, a man was feeling conflicted about what decision to make. So he revealed a secret to an online public forum. His supervisor was in a romantic relationship with one of his colleagues. [i]

The colleague was expecting a child. He wanted to show sympathy for the situation. He wondered if he should tell the boss's partner about the problem or if he should move on. [i]

He was unsure of the appropriate action to take, as he wanted to protect his supervisor's and colleague's privacy, but he still wanted to do the right thing. [i]

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He believed that the boss's partner deserved to know the truth so that she could make an informed decision about her future. He also considered the potential consequences of either action and wanted to make sure he was making the best decision he could. [ii]

The man finds himself in a challenging position as his loyalty is being tested. He is aware of a confidential matter that could drastically affect his boss's life and is uncertain of the repercussions resulting from his decision to remain silent or come forward. [ii]

Furthermore, he is unsure if any legal implications could arise if it is revealed that he was complicit in any wrongdoing, which could negatively impact his reputation, particularly if he is perceived as disloyal or untrustworthy. [iii]

No matter the choice, the man is in an intricate, complex situation requiring a sensible approach and an acceptance of the result. Unveiling the truth could create a hazardous scenario for both the boss and the man, potentially leading to the man's unemployment or a strained relationship with the boss.


[i] Arenthererayna, Should I tell his wife? (Mar. 13, 2023)

[ii] Id.

[iii] Id.

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