Our expert says:
I don't understand your manager at all --- if YOU are aggrieved, you surely have a legal right to requiest a grievance procedure, without needing the consent of the person who caused the grief. What he's doing is like saying you can only lay charges of burglary with the consent of the burglar ! Maybe it'd be wise to consult CCMA, Dept of Labour and a labour lawyer --- this guy needs to learn some basic law and procedures.
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