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Employers all over Britain are going to be feeling nervous as it has emerged that if you are British you are almost certainly capable of winning an Olympic medal in one or more sports. Employers should be particularly wary of entering into conversations with any tall employees, all of whom could definitely win a gold medal in rowing if they decide that’s what they want to do.
Guru recommends that employers adopt the same approach to potential Olympians (anyone British) as they do when dealing with recently married women – just as you cannot ask a new bride if babies are on the horizon, it would surely be folly to ask a British employee if they are likely to be abandoning a successful career in HR for gold medals in Rio. It’s inevitable that there will be a raft of discrimination cases hitting the tribunals as employers try to protect their businesses from the consequences of staff abandoning the office to go to dominate world sport instead, and Guru doesn’t intend to be one of the many employers who fails to foresee the consequences of potential-Olympian discrimination.