Why “He’s Like That With Everyone” Is a Red-Flag

Each week, we share five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and be a better ally.

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1. Watch out for “He’s like that with everyone”

“Even if he was an equal-opportunity arsehole, tolerating his misbehaviour is still especially harmful to women. Toxic workplaces harm women more than men, even though all exist in the same awful working conditions, because the same hostile behaviour affects women more adversely.”

2. Learn colleagues’ names, especially if they’re a different race than you

“When people can’t tell their co-workers of color apart, it’s a constant reminder that you’re an outsider.”

3. Don’t lower the bar during interviews

4. Support Muslim colleagues during Ramadan

5. Recommend a communication plan for a colleague going through a gender transition

Being an ally is a journey. Want to join us?

Everyday actions to create inclusive, engaging workplaces. Together, we can — and will — make a difference with the Better Allies® approach.

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