Why use trained interpreters?

  • Ensure accurate, complete and transparent interpretation

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  • Ensure confidentiality and impartiality

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  • Professional management of the interview

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  • Employment issues: fact finding meetings, disciplinary meetings, court appearance

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  • Language support and overcoming cross cultural barriers

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Risks assumed when using an untrained interpreter

  • Intended message may be altered, added to or omitted

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  • Personal opinions or advice may be injected into the interpretation

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  • Proprietary information may be breached

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  • Potential for liability increases

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  • Cultural nuances that are language-specific may be overlooked

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