Protected Groups

Protected Groups :

Protected groups are everywhere today. They are designated by gender, sexual orientation, age, race, national origin, region, position in organizations and so on and so forth.

The vast majority of Americans are in one or more protected groups. To avoid any potential liabilities, pay attention to these six rules.

1. No jokes. Most jokes make someone the butt of them. Also, few people can tell a good joke. Many simply go wrong or are offensive. Many of my sales people have been trying to tell a good joke for 20 years or more.

2. Emails are the most dangerous form of insult because pushing the send button is so easy. Be very careful about sending anything sensitive to anyone via email. You can easily have the recipient forward it to someone who will be offended by the content.

3. Don't pick on any of the protected groups, no matter how much you believe yourself to be right.

4. Avoid code words or phrases perceived as negative by protected groups. This isn't a Supreme Court issue. You don't have to defend the right of Free Speech. Just don't get into these matters in writing.

5. Don't use offensive words in private, in groups, or anywhere else. What you say one place can easily slip out somewhere else. If groups change their minds about what they want to be called, follow suit and refer to them as they wish to be named.

6. Don't use designation words by gender, race, nationality, or any other grouping and you will avoid these pitfalls.

Good practices will purge your vocabulary of most potentially objectionable material. If you are in a protected group, be careful not to offend another one. It is so easy to do.

Be smart. Stay above the battleground. Just don't get into it. And repeat this over and over to yourself. The payback of adhering to these six principles is substantial. The cost for being wrong can be huge. So encourage people in your family, peer group and organizations to follow these simple rules.

Protected Groups

Letter Asking A Donation
Letter Asking A Favor
Letter Asking for More Details
Letter Asking for Donations
Letter Denying of Dealership
Letter for Change of Address
Letter for Distributorship
Letter for Employment
Letter for Hotel Reservation
Letter for Letter of Credit
Letter for Line of Credit
Letter for Product Launch
Letter for Promotion
Letter for Retirement Congrats
Letter for Scholarship
Letter for Settlement of Bill
Letter for Tender
Letter for Testimonial
Letter of Agreement
Letter of Assurance
Letter of Credit
Letter of Enquiry
Letter of Order
Letter of Persuasion
Letter of Sympathy
Letter Offering Discount
Letter Related to Advertisement
Letter Related to Despatch
Letter Related to Training
Letter to A Foreign Buyer
Letter to Pen-Friend
Letter to Police
Letter with Order
Letter with Quotation
Letter Writing
Letters about Company Shares
Letters by Clubs and Societies
Letters by Landlords & Tenants
Letters for Appointment of Dealers
Letters for Business Relations
Letters for Buying and Selling
Letters for Credit & Collection
Letters for Foreign Travel
Letters for Lease & Tenancy
Letters for Loan & Borrowing
Letters for Transfer & Assignment
Letters for Insurance
Letters Noting Discrepancy
Letters of Condolence & Sorrow
Letters of Regret
Letters Regarding Maintenance
Letters Regarding Payment
Letters Related to Employees
Letters to Local Corporation
Letters to Postal Authorities
Letters to The Editor
Letters Used in Real Estate
Letters With Postal Department
Letters With Railways Authorities

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