Overheard remarks

You are in the lounge of the residential care home where you work with several residents and Tom another care worker. Tom is telling everyone about a football match that he attended the previous night and makes a joke about one of the players that you think is inappropriate.

What's your next step?

Option 1: Although you felt uncomfortable by the joke, you decide to do nothing. It was only a joke, and you do not want people to think you do not have a sense of humour.

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Option 2: When you have an opportunity, you tell Tom that you felt the joke was inappropriate. You also speak to your line manager about the situation and that residents were present.

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Option 3: You tell Tom that you were uncomfortable about the joke but decide to do nothing else.

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