Watch Your Employees’ Language

men-102441_1280Vulgar or inappropriate language in the workplace is rising and along with it an increasing number of court filings and complaints to human resources departments and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

If your company doesn’t have a specific language code, take steps to include one in your employee handbook, along with policies against sexual harassment and discrimination.  The use of inappropriate language can cost your company in lawsuits — not to mention the bad image your firm can get if employees use profanity around customers and suppliers.

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