Sunday, October 03, 2010

Offended in the Workplace

If the Daily Mail's take on the new anti-harassment legislation is to be believed then there is a new joke to tell. Did you hear about the disabled, Jewish, black-skinned, blond-haired, Welsh lesbian? Nobody dared speak to her.

I don't think the legislation is quite that frightening but let it be put on record that this greying, aged, adenoidal, white Brummie is fair game for whatever you want to say as long as you accept the possibility that he might give it back with a bonus.

Your call.

1 comment:

Suem said...

There has to be a balance, people do need rights in the work place and protection from unjust discrimination. At the same time, I don't see why someone who is having a large amount of time off sick can't be questioned about this, assessed or required to produce medical evidence. You do start to wonder whether the whole thing is a bit mad (no offence to the mad intended!)