What do you do if an employee objects to your Pride Month celebrations? And what if that person objects, in writing, on the company intranet?
IKEA in Poland, had a case where an employee objected to an LGBTQ celebration and, according to IKEA:
“The employee actually used quotes from the Old Testament about death and blood in the context of what fate should meet homosexuals. Many employees concerned by this entry contacted our HR department.”
The employee, identified as Tomasz K. said, “I was shaken up. I’ve been hired to sell furniture but I’m a Catholic and these aren’t my values
Poland is a place without a lot of support for gay rights, and prominent politicians are backing Tomasz K. International values, they say are not Poland’s values.
And that is something to consider as you take your business global. What works in your current country may not work in your new country. And what you assume to be the case, may not be.
To keep reading, click here: IKEA Poland Fires Man for Anti-LGBTQ Posts. Could You?