Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about discriminatory remarks:
We have an employee who has made several inappropriate remarks about people of color. In what kinds of training can we have her participate?
Signed, Color Blind
Dear Color Blind:
As I sometimes tend to do, I wrote a lengthy letter to you, discussing whether or not training was the answer in this case. I stopped mid-way, realizing that likely in your role, you know all about everything I was writing and don’t need to hear more! I can sum up my long diatribe by saying that I think other kinds of intervention, rather than off-site training, are more appropriate for cases like this.