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Empathy Exercise 2

You are asked to go to Pride, what do you do?

You want to support your friend who has recently come out as gay. The annual celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride is happening, and he wants to go, but does not know anyone, and so has asked you to come with him.

When you tell your PA that this is what you are doing on Saturday, she says that she would prefer not to accompany you, because according to her Church, homosexuality is a sin, and she should not having anything to do with it. She would be in a very difficult position if anyone knew she had gone to Pride.

  • Is it acceptable for the personal beliefs of the PA to impinge on her work life?
  • What if the employer cannot find another PA to cover this shift?
  • Should the disabled employer give her an ultimatum?
  • What if the employer was gay, and the PA had only just found out?
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