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Drop an F-bomb? HR limits promotion of potty mouths

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HC Online | 30 Jul 2012, 12:00 AM Agree 0
While swearing is now far less taboo than it once was in the workplace, according to a new report HR and employers still have little tolerance for those who drop F-bombs as a matter of course.
  • lee | 30 Jul 2012, 02:05 PM Agree 0
    It is interesting timing for this article , as last week an employee who took employer to FWA for unfair dismaissal, after he was temrinated for swearing at his boss, was successful and FWA has ordered him to be reinstated, stating amonsgts other things that swearing may be a normal part of some Australian workplaces , but also because there were procedural inequities concerning swearing innt aht workplace. .
  • Cam | 01 Aug 2012, 10:33 PM Agree 0
    glad for that last post, procedural inequalities rules for some but not for others
  • Bernie Althofer | 02 Aug 2012, 12:15 PM Agree 0
    Interesting that one can use obscenities towards a boss (or maybe even co-workers) and that this type of conduct or behaviour is condoned to the point where it becomes tolerated. Despite all the rhetoric about treating others with respect and dignity, it seems that the use of colourful language seems in some circumstances to fall outside of there requirements.
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