Ethics about creating messaging group at work

New bndy
Jul 6, 2019 15 Comments

Is it ethical to create a private group on your work messaging platform (e.g Slack channel) based on:
- Race
- Nationality
- Age group


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TOP 15 Comments
  • EA / Eng dietPepsi
    9/10 if you are asking if something is ethical, it’s probably not.
    Jul 6, 2019 2
    • Indeed keyword
      9/10 when people say 9/10 they made up the stats off the too of their head
      Jul 6, 2019
    • Indeed keyword
      Jul 6, 2019
  • Workfront / Eng ooooops
    You make it a women's group where men are "welcome".
    Jul 6, 2019 1
    • Indeed keyword
      100% fine, if not endorsed, by hr. I would love to see someone try to make a mens group
      Jul 6, 2019
  • Microsoft ldld
    Depends on the purpose of the group. If it’s to talk about topics that doesn’t interest to the rest of the team, I don’t see any problem. But if peers from a same team create a subgroup to talk about work (that your are involved in), that’s not nice...
    Jul 6, 2019 2
  • Amazon vdcb40
    If people of other races/nationalities can’t join, it’s a bad idea. If it’s an open interest group it’s okay. I would still be very careful. It’s the kind of thing that is fine in a vacuum but has the potential to lead to bad PR, particularly if you’re in the tech industry.
    Jul 6, 2019 0
  • Amazon gggshs
    Create the group with interest as that trait. Keep it open for everyone. Your issue will be solved.
    Jul 9, 2019 0
  • Amazon PunjabiK
    Sure. But tread carefully. You can create NRI Finance discussion group as Indian finances taxes etc are vastly different.
    Jul 6, 2019 0
  • New bndy
    It is to discuss some conditions only applicable to people with those traits. Communications might also happen in the language of that nationality if it is based on nationality
    Jul 9, 2019 0
  • Orion / Cust. Srv. 🌹♟🗡
    I mean it depends, is this group to discuss why the nazis weren’t so bad or is it to discuss specific experiences shared by people with those traits?
    Jul 6, 2019 0
  • Comcast G0ku
    Why would you want to? Isolating yourself from general population in outside work social life isn’t enough for you?
    Jul 6, 2019 0
  • Amazon •OP
    Typically, employee resource groups that could be focused on the categories you ask about will still be open to everyone, even if you do not fit the name description.

    It is usually not intended to be exclusionary, but more often just the focus of the group.

    As far as private messaging groups, there may be one for members or people who signed up, but if you just show up at one meeting, you will probably just add your email to the list.
    Jul 6, 2019 0


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