Swearing in the Workplace: How Do I Handle It?Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 17 April 2018
An employee has just complained about his manager swearing at him. This is a tough environment – people swear all the time and the humour is pretty black – how do I handle it?
In many industries swearing forms part of the language of the workplace; swear words are normalised and are seldom noticed, let alone complained about. However, when a complaint is made, language which seemed innocuous can give rise to a number of real legal risks.
The most obvious risk arising from swearing at work is that an employee may feel (or say they feel) that swearing has been
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