As part of my new, “Hot Topics From Around the Web” series, I’ll be sharing interesting articles from blogs related to employee management.
Sometimes, even the most well meaning employee or manager can put the proverbial “foot in mouth” so I found this article on 7 Things Never to Say To People with Disabilities” from Diversity Inc. especially enlightening!
7 Things Never to Say to People with Disabilities
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We’ve all heard them. Culturally insensitive terms such as “handicapped,” “retarded” and “slow” used to refer to people with disabilities, or “compliments” such as “but you look so good,” directed at people whose disabilities aren’t obvious. While those using the terms may not mean to be insensitive, that doesn’t make the words less hurtful. Read more.
Diversity Inc also has a great “Things Not to Say” series for employers.
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