Obama Admin: Requiring Employees in US Speak English Is Discriminatory
Under new rules put forth by the Obama administration, it’s now considered discriminatory for companies in the U.S. to require that employees speak English, but it’s OK to require that workers speak a foreign language.
The new enforcement guideline is meant to crack down on “national origin discrimination” in the workplace, because according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the American workforce is “increasingly ethnically diverse.”
“The increased cultural diversity of today’s workplaces presents new and evolving issues with respect to Title VII’s protection against national origin discrimination,” the EEOC writes. “This enforcement guidance will assist EEOC staff in their investigation of national origin discrimination charges and provide information for applicants, employees, and employers to understand their respective rights and responsibilities under Title VII.” – READ MORE