Should employees be fired for cursing in the workplace?

Posted at 12:44 PM, Jan 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-02 12:44:45-05

Cursing in the workplace - it happens in many offices - and is almost always frowned upon by management.

But a new survey shows that having a bad mouth - could earn you a pink slip. The survey shows that 38-percent of the time - employers list swearing as at least one reason they fired a worker.

The same study shows that at least 51-percent of workers admitted to cursing at work - but only half of those people say they did so in front of their boss.

One expert says people need to figure out a better way to get their point across. "A lot of times, we use inappropriate language to sort of reinforce what we're saying, and ideally, if we're truly professional, we can find other appropriate words that we can use that are just as intense."

Should people be fired for cursing in the workplace?