5 Best Practices to Avoid Discriminatory Language

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Discriminatory language is often found in the workplace, even if it’s used unconsciously. Here are 5 best practices we found to avoid using discriminatory words in your job descriptions, during interviews, and more:

1. Use people-first language

Using people-first language is one way to avoid derogatory language in job descriptions. What is people-first language? This is how the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) defines it:

“People-first language emphasizes the individuality, equality and dignity of people with disabilities. Rather than defining people primarily by their disability, people-first language conveys respect by emphasizing the fact that people with disabilities

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