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My husband laughed when his boss accidentally called him “Medusa”—but being asked to change your name at work is anything but funny

New research by law firm Slater and Gordon has found that nearly one in three ethnic minority employees have been told to adopt a ‘western work name’ by their boss

By Grace Holliday  

There were no snakes in my husband’s hair when he’d left for an acting job that morning, but apparently, there were now.

“I introduced myself as Mudassar, but the director has been calling me Medusa for the last two hours,” he tells me down the phone. We have a good laugh about it; this isn’t the first time he’s been called something ridiculous. A few years ago, a man…

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