A 60-year-old administrator in the state treasurer’s office was urged into retirement after she called a fellow worker a “nappy-headed ho” one week after radio personality Don Imus made the phrase famous.
The administrator, who had 26 years of service with the state, later said she wasn’t about to let a 22-year-old tell her what to do. The administrator had a history of unprofessional conduct resulting in two prior suspensions. The Ohio Treasury placed her on leave with pay following the incident and then convinced her to retire, swift action that might avoid a lawsuit.
Final note: Some language simply isn’t acceptable in the workplace and other (presumably) polite company. Train everyone on common courtesy and respect.