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Bank tells customers they can “close the account” if they disagree with pronoun policy

Desde a semana passada, quem trabalha no Halifax pode escolher qual pronome prefere que seja usado pelos colegas ou clientes.
As of last week, those who work in Halifax can choose which pronoun they prefer to be used by colleagues or clients.

| Photo: Reproduction Twitter Halifax 7777777777778The British bank Halifax has come under fire on social media for announcing that it has started inserting pronouns on employee badges. The photo of the post on Twitter shows, for example, the name “Gemma” and below the pronouns “she/her”, as an indication that that employee identifies as a woman. As a caption for the photo, the bank wrote the phrase “Pronouns matter”.

Since last week, those who work at Halifax can choose which pronoun they prefer to be used by colleagues or clients, avoiding “accidental mistakes regarding gender”. “We strive for inclusion, equality and simply doing what’s right. If you disagree with our values, you can close your account,” the bank tweeted in response to some comments on the post.

7777777777778 Competitor bank HSBC commented on the matter on the platform: “We support all banks or organizations that join us in taking this positive step towards equality and inclusion.”

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