In October 2008, I completed an issue of FirstCuts (#27) that pointed to the fact that intolerance in the Caribbean workplace comes at a very high price.
That post came on the heels of comments made by Prime Minister Bruce Golding of Jamaica that gays would not be allowed to join his cabinet.
A policeman, and therefore a member of the civil service, recently came out of the closet, and in declaring that he is gay, shared his experience at the risk of facing a severe backlash.
What should an executive, HR director or board member do if this were a private company?
Here is the link to my original FirstCuts article: http://blog.fwconsulting.com/2008/09/the-not-so-diverse-caribbean-workplace/