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How to avoid backlash from a workplace dispute involving a prior acquaintance


I have been working in my present job for just over a year, having been brought in by my department manager, with whom I had previously worked in another job. Unfortunately, this manager departed under a cloud a few weeks ago and is instigating legal proceedings against the company.

While I still have the utmost respect for him, I am also concerned that I will be identified with this individual in the eyes of senior management. What is the best course of action to take so as to emerge unscathed from this whole affair?