Can a racist colleague get away with warning for making racist comment ‘fucking indians’?

Intuit ethics
Jul 21 36 Comments

a colleague made this racist comment here at Intuit a few weeks ago and he is still around.

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TOP 36 Comments
  • Facebook nonameerr
    I think people should not mind all these statements in general
    These happen and no one can stop it
    I as a think everyone holds a opinion and one can't change it easily. Just accept and move on
    Jul 21 3
    • New galo
      I disagree. Imagine this person is a manager and ends up with an Indian IC under him/her. Do you think the treatment would be fair and unbiased? Racism has no place in a workspace.
      Jul 21
    • Tata Consultancy Services LKOseHun
      Racism isn’t an opinion.
      Jul 21
    • Turo otefaaas
      This is the quickest way to a toxic workforce imagineable
      Aug 3
  • Twitch d mifflin
    WTF is going on at Intuit? Isn’t screwing over tax filers enough?
    Jul 21 1
  • Oracle ilwindruha
    Talk to HR. If they don’t take action that’s fine but at least you tried. Racist morons have no place in this country.
    Jul 21 0
  • Amazon CiJN18
    Personally I believe in second chances. If he’s otherwise in good standing, owns his mistake, and is taking actions to understand and make amends for the hurt he has caused. But it would be a final written warning.
    Jul 21 0
  • Amazon kdkiw82
    I usually joke that I take 5x salary in the US for the same amount of work I would have done in India just to tolerate the racism here, be it obvious or subtle.
    Jul 21 0
  • Oath Atinlay2
    Anything other than making sure the person who said it knows it was wrong is a bad first step. Pull them aside 1 on 1 and let them know! Going to HR first is not the first step in this case. Give the person a chance to fix it and not do it again.
    Jul 21 6
    • Oath Atinlay2
      What’s wrong with what I said? That is the correct answer!
      Jul 21
    • Apple py1
      Nothing wrong. I liked the thought. Read my first comment again :)
      Jul 21
    • Oath Atinlay2
      I read the 🙄 as you didn’t like what I said. Sorry
      Jul 21
    • Apple py1
      I had to hunt for that emoji. Thought it would be poignant to use it in this context :)

      I hope you are doing well. Please take care.
      Jul 21
    • Oath Atinlay2
      Thanks, you too!
      Jul 22
  • Amazon 🍉@
    Guys start carrying Guns and Knives 🔪!! No one talks shit about Russians !!
    Jul 21 0
  • Facebook dzntz
    Maybe he was just watching some Pune porn.
    Jul 21 2
    • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
      Wtf is that?
      Jul 21
    • Facebook dzntz
      Porn made in Pune would feature fucking Indians
      Jul 21
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    • Oath Atinlay2
      Kinda goes against the whole “Prison Reform” that progressives say they support.
      Jul 21
    • Nutanix 1adja134
      Racism is a basically a criminal intent. As long as that intent is gone, you can have a job. But you can’t be racist and keep a job, because that brings harm to coworkers. Well, openly racist. No one can read your mind...
      Jul 21
    • Microsoft Brazuka
      It all depends if it is affecting the job performance and culture at the office. So yes, if someone is racist and this affects how he works with colleagues then yes they should be fired.
      Jul 22
  • Airbnb chesky🥩
    Of course.
    Discipline for racism only applies to when you’re against blacks and Hispanics and sometimes Jews.
    Racism against Asians don’t matter.
    Jul 21 2
  • Micro Focus iotbw
    Be honest though. When you hang out with your Indian friends or coworkers, do you only have positive things to say about non-Indians?
    Jul 21 0
  • Facebook public2
    Didn't know trump visited intuit.
    Jul 21 0
  • Yahoo lazy eyes
    hmm... just develop thick skin and move on, we are living in Trumpian era.
    All bullies, assholes, and racist people are having time of their life in current Trumpian era. I hope America will vote for sanity in 2020.
    Jul 22 1
    • Airbnb chesky🥩
      False. Racism against blacks and Hispanics will still be shamed by the left.
      Racism against Asians don’t matter to either left or right.
      Jul 22
  • Amazon jQpf16
    Drop an anonymous note to HR and inform them that their tolerance to racism will be press fodder or worse. there is no place for racism, you cannot be expected to work in a toxic environment and it is the employers duty to safegaurd you.
    Jul 22 1
  • Microsoft oppensive
    Lawsuit if HR doesn’t do anything. Here is lawsuit by a Korean American guy against Indian origin management for discrimination.

    gle.com/amp/s/kkkk://www.mercurynews.com/2019/07/19/korean-american-software-engineer-claims-discrimination-by-intel-managers-of-indian-descent/amp/

    Regardless of race, those who discriminate need to be let go.

    But who am I to tell anyone. My colleagues saw similar behaviors but didn’t do anything. I saw nepotism in my org but I didn’t do anything. Just voted with feet.
    Jul 22 0
  • Amazon 🍉@
    Lots of it here in my org as well. They call it bullying and get away with it. Or call it URA and nothing gets done.
    Jul 22 0
  • New galo
    Racism as any other sort of bias reduces your affectiveness like it or not. It's toxic to culture and that makes the best contributors leave.
    Jul 21 0
  • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
    Nothing to be done here.
    Jul 21 0

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