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Slaw: The boundaries’ of the N-word in employment

While reading Jottings By An Employer’s Lawyer (which by the way is a very good US blawg for those who are interested), I found out about a case where news anchor Tom Burlington at Fox 29 in Philadelphia was fired for using the n-word during a staff meeting at which reporters and producers were discussing reporter Robin Taylor’s story about the symbolic burial of the word by the Philadelphia Youth Council of the NAACP. To put it simply, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer:

For more, read my latest post on the topic on Slaw

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Yosie Saint-Cyr

Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 15 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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