Racial Hostility in the Workplace
July 6, 2012 6:39 AM Subscribe
Co-worker just ended a diatribe about different types of Black people. We want to see consequences for this person. How do we write this report to HR?
posted by Ashen to Human Relations (30 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Asking for another person:
"A white co-worker used highly inflammatory language, including VERY frequent use of the n-word, to describe "different types of Black people." This happened in-office, after she yelled at a Black patient. When calmly challenged, she said "I grew up with them. I know how those (n-word)s are (sic). I know better than anyone in this office." She then continued to rant for some time before running out of steam. I am the only person of color in my office."
The person would like to know how to present this to HR in a way that achieves maximum results. The office is within a large medical establishment in NY.
Thanks so much!