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Diversity Today - Nicknames at Work

Are nicknames at work acceptable?

Nicknames may be common place in every day working life but you would be wise to ensure their use does not reflect a potential case of harassment.

An employment tribunal awarded more than £63,000 for age discrimination to a salesperson who was nicknamed “Gramps” by his younger colleagues and later dismissed after customer complaints that he was “old fashioned” and “long in the tooth”.

Date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 00:00