Conflict in the workplace takes many forms, and runs the gamut from passive aggressive behavior to blatant bullying. LGBT employees may experience any and all types of conflict simply because they are ‘different’ and co-workers and supervisors are ill prepared to manage their bias and/or personal beliefs.
When confronted (directly or indirectly), how should the LGBT worker behave? This big, broad question has no simple answer. There are many possibilities and outcomes to consider: report (or threaten to report) to Human Resources, angrily lash out, ignore, leave your job or request a [...]
For many in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland St. Patrick’s Day is a day of celebration and good times. In the United States specifically is usually associated with celebrating Irish traditions, where in other parts of the world it is seen as a much more of a cultural and religious celebration commemorating the coming of Christianity to Ireland. Regardless, of whether you or your employees actually believe or celebrate St. Patty’s day, across America and the world there are many parties and events celebrating the day specifically at the workplace. According to NHTSA, employers spend more than $9 billion each year in Alcohol- inspired traffic [...]
Falling in love in the workplace is a contentious issue at best, and can be in some circumstances, described as the best thing a couple has ever done, or the worst thing that they’ve ever done.
Most professionals in the workplace today try to separate their work life from their personal life and yes that means that they try to separate their love life from their work life. But, in some occasions one cannot control the power of the heart. And we succumb to our feelings and emotions towards another person. In those situations, it may help to be a little bit more educated about the benefits and potential consequences of actively engaging in a workplace-based romantic [...]
The recently released U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report revealing the CIA’s treatment of prisoners suspected of being terrorists settles the issue of whether America had a systematic program of torture. As stated in the Foreword of the document, “CIA personnel, aided by two outside contractors, decided to initiate a program of indefinite secret detention and the use of brutal interrogation techniques in violation of U.S. law, treaty obligations, and our values.”America had a systematic program of torture.
In the current climate of peak adversarial politics, this certainly presents a sticky situation for key officials of the G. W. Bush Administration that [...]