Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.
Did you intentionally include the manager?
Then I emailed the manager, HR and the original sender claiming this was a mistake
So if you deny you included the manager willingly you will effectively be lying?
I was trying to deescalate the situation and allow the receiver (employee) to save face
The first question I need to know is, is that inclusion of the other manager a big issue with HR or not
The manager is in the process of hiring him at present
well that would really depend on how the employer sees it...there is no right or wrong answer to this, one employer may find it as an issue, another may not. Ideally you should not have included this person in the email as it is not something they should have been dealing with and this should have been resolved between you and the employee and the employer, not by including others to try and show them what this person has done. But what has happened has happened so you need to try and deal with this as things stand. Do not try and dig a hole for yourself by saying things which were not true. You can try and say it was a bad judgement call on your part and that in hindsight you should not have sent it to the manager but don't say it was done unintentionally as this is not what happened
What if I mentioned that I meant to include him in bcc: and was not meant to be cc (public):, either way, wrong judgement call. That way I don't look like I lied blatantly.
If the company (large corporate) decided I was wrong (they probably will), what are the potential repercussions?
Yes you can say that. As to the consequences, again it depends on how seriously they view that but I would not say it is a dismissible offence, you may be issued with a warning to warn you about your future actions but for the time being I would view this as the most serious potential outcome