Once again, political correctness has run amok .. while some jobs need a language other than English (i.e. a translator..), some jobs need English the standard to communicate with.. not only because the workers need to understand the directions of the leaders, but even more so in customer communication, where understanding the “king” is of uttermost importance.
So, how about that..
Two years ago, the administration laid the foundation for the new measures by suing a private American business for discriminating against Hispanic and Asian employees because they didn’t speak English on the job. The case involved a Green Bay Wisconsin metal and plastic manufacturer that fired a group of Hmong and Hispanic workers over their English skills. Forcing employees to speak English in the U.S. violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the EEOC (U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission) claimed in its lawsuit.
That’s because the Civil Rights Act protects employees from discrimination based on national origin, which includes the linguistic characteristics of a national origin group. Therefore, the EEOC argued, foreigners have the right to speak their native language even during work hours at an American company that requires English.
So does it matter if the group shuts out their non-language peers at work? Would it matter if the communication of some workers can only be achieved by the help of a translator?
There is more in the Judical Watch article, but I should close with this gem (last paragraph at the link).
In another victory, a national retailer was forced to pay $2.5 million to black job candidates that had been screened with criminal background checks. The EEOC asserts background checks have a disparate impact on African Americans and the administration has bullied companies into eliminating them.
And one would wonder if you can trust your co-workers from now on..