Speaking Creole at work might upset others from a respect / courtesy point of view

Suze Moss - December 18 2013, 3:14 PM

No one and nothing should forbid the employees from speaking their preferred language on hospital property...

on their own time (i.e. lunch and breaks).

They should however limit themselves to the official language of the workplace.

This is especially important when others are present, unless they are translating for a non French-speaking person.

Having said this, I wonder if all employees of the organization are made aware of the requirement at time of hire: employee handbook?

Documented training?

If not, this is difficult to enforce, however much it might upset others from a respect / courtesy point of view.

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