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Six examples of microaggression in the workplace

In the workplace, day-to-day interface among co-workers involves a wide variety of personalities and many different levels of conversation. What happens when those conversations drift toward stereotyping– and in particular, the inconspicuous kind? Even unconsciously, and without intentional bias, comments made by one employee can offend another because of a fine-line term known as “microaggression.” Most often, these microaggressions stem from assumptions made about a person based on their race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, or age. Six examples of microaggression in the workplace: “You should be good at this.” — In a team-building exercise combining a group of unacquainted employees,… more >