‘Ghetto’ comment discriminatory, created toxic work environment

Effect of comments on employee were more important than intent
By Ronald Minken
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/03/2013

More hurtful than sticks and stones

Employers, must be careful about comments and actions by supervisors and employees that could be deemed offensive by a group with characteristics protected under human rights legislation. Even if there is no intent to hurt and it’s all meant in good fun, if someone doesn’t take it that way it can make being in the workplace difficult.