For example, Bob is not very high ranking in the company, but he is the safety manager. Bob tells Rich not to do something because it is not safe. Jim is Rich's boss and tells him to ignore Bob. Jim ______ Bob. Word or phrase would be great.
Edit: For clarity, I'm looking for a word that what Jim was wrong, or at least not cool, for doing what he did.
Perhaps a better example would be one parent tells a kid to do something and the other parent tells the kid they don't have to do it.