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    The way I read the story it said that he ordered them to anglicize their names. It sounds to me like if they didn't then they might be fired. I am no lawyer, don't even try to play one on the internet, I am just hoping that it would be illegal. I wouldn't change my name for anyone and find it hard to believe that a boss can order someone to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    The way I read the story it said that he ordered them to anglicize their names. It sounds to me like if they didn't then they might be fired. I am no lawyer, don't even try to play one on the internet, I am just hoping that it would be illegal. I wouldn't change my name for anyone and find it hard to believe that a boss can order someone to do so.
    That's the beauty of "at will" employment. A boss can make up pretty much any rule that he wants, as long as it doesn't break the law and you can either follow the rule, or find another job.

    Working in a hospital, I know many doctors and other professionals who adopt nicknames that are easier to say and understand by their english speaking customers/patients. I don't agree with the boss choosing the name, but I don't see a problem with having a work name that's more customer friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therick View Post
    That's the beauty of "at will" employment. A boss can make up pretty much any rule that he wants, as long as it doesn't break the law and you can either follow the rule, or find another job.

    Working in a hospital, I know many doctors and other professionals who adopt nicknames that are easier to say and understand by their english speaking customers/patients. I don't agree with the boss choosing the name, but I don't see a problem with having a work name that's more customer friendly.
    I agree. I see no problem with having an employee use a name that is easier to pronounce or undersand, like a shortened version of a long foreign name, or a nickname of the employee's choosing, but it is racist to force an employee to anglicize an easily understood and pronounced ethnic name. It may be legal, but it's racist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    I agree. I see no problem with having an employee use a name that is easier to pronounce or undersand, like a shortened version of a long foreign name, or a nickname of the employee's choosing, but it is racist to force an employee to anglicize an easily understood and pronounced ethnic name. It may be legal, but it's racist.
    agreed

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