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Workplace Webinar – Should I Go To HR?

April 26 @ 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm EDT

Discussing and disclosing stuttering in the workplace is a personal decision. Some people who stutter are very comfortable with stuttering openly at work, with colleagues, managers and clients. Some of us are ok with disclosing to the Human Resources office so that stuttering is not a taboo topic and to open the door to request workplace accommodations if needed.

But it’s not easy deciding when and how to disclose at work. Should disclosure be pre or post hire? What language should be used? And if we choose to disclose to employees and HR, what happens when someone says or does something that feels inappropriate or discriminatory? If a co-worker laughs at your stutter, and you’ve stood up for yourself and asked them not to, and they continue to laugh or mock you, should you go to HR?

Join Pamela Mertz, who will moderate a discussion with Jaymie Horak, HR Operations (HRIS) Analyst and Rebecca Bambusch, SHRM-CP, HR Manager as we discuss a tricky topic that can pop up at work and navigate the ins and outs of asking for support. We will have plenty of time for audience participation and to field questions.


Register in advance for this meeting below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Chat transcript and recording for this webinar will be available after the event.








April 26
8:30 pm - 9:45 pm EDT