Three stories all touch on respect

HR needs to take charge as work trends take an ugly turn
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/20/2017

There’s a theme to the stories on the cover of this issue, and it all boils down to one word: Respect.

As employers, we need to give respect to staff. As businesses, we need to ensure customers receive it and return the favour — not just to staff, but to all the other customers as well. Not to tar everyone with the same brush, but we seem to be heading down a road where respect for individuals is becoming murky or downright disappearing.

Ugly is the only word that can describe what happened at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, when lawyer Priti Shah was allegedly told to “Go back to your country” by another customer.