How workplaces can navigate office relationships as tempers flare, protests rise about Gaza on Canadian campuses

Workplace DEI experts say there are ways to ensure employees have a supportive space to express concerns without fear of retaliation

Why It Matters

Hate crimes are rising, and tensions have spiked this week since the attack on Gaza in October. As protesters set up encampments at several Canadian universities, social purpose organizations are struggling to make their workplaces safe for all their employees.

As the crisis in Gaza continues and tempers flare on Canadian and U.S. college and university campuses where protests are underway this week, workplace leaders say they’re dealing with tensions between co-workers. However, DEI and mental health experts say there are ways to navigate the conflict at work and provide safe spaces for all employees.

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