you’re throwing a blanket of mistrust
Yes I am. I have a lot to lose, and there is no reason to assume an unnecessary risk just to spare someone’s feelings. I can’t control how someone reacts to something. That is on them. If my process is not breaking any of my company’s policies, so be it.
Part of (if not most of) being a good person is assuming risk…
Actually, I don’t agree with this at all. “assuming risk” has next to nothing to do with being a good person. I’d argue that there are a myriad of factors that would make someone a good person. I don’t think it makes me a bad person if I avoid a situation where there is a risk of getting kicked in the balls. Figuratively, or literally.
At worst, you can record one-on-ones so you have strong evidence of your (I assume) good behavior.
So what is more offensive? Having to take a meeting with multiple people instead of a one-on-one, or having your supervisor record your one-on-one “because you might act inappropriately at a later date and accuse me of harassment”.