Dawn Dugan specializes in writing books, articles, white papers, reports and special communications for the human resources industry. She is the co-author of Effective Executive Compensation, which was published by AMACOM in 2008. Read more...
When the honey-haired mail clerk makes her rounds, avoid whipping out your repertoire of "dumb blonde" jokes.
Don't tell jokes that are sexist, ageist, or racist. A good rule of thumb is to avoid humor that labels any person or any group of people as inferior.
Not only does this type of humor create exclusions and an uncomfortable office environment, it could also lead to legal action.