President Obama and his administration have been using the word “discriminatory” for employers who require that their employees speak English.
This is because employers can say “no” to job seekers who don’t speak English. So this would mean that everything employers do to employ people who speak English only would be “discrimination”.
The Federalist Papers Project reports, it would be pretty normal for employees to speak in their native language. There would be no rule to stop this.
From Judicial Watch:
Requiring employees in the United States to speak a foreign language is not discriminatory but forcing them to speak English violates federal law under a sweeping order issued by the Obama administration to crack down on “national origin discrimination” in the workplace. The government’s new enforcement guidelines state that bilingual requirements don’t meet discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act but English-only rules do because they’re restrictive language policies.
The administration asserts that the new rules, which cover a broad range of scenarios that could get employers in trouble, were created because the American workforce is “increasingly ethnically diverse.” The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the nation’s workplace discrimination laws, made them public a few days ago. “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 agency writes in the lengthy document. “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.”
This means that America doesn’t have official language. The number of American employees who speak English as a second language is on the rise, which changes the way workplace discrimination is altered.
Judicial Watch continues:
Under Obama the EEOC has strong-armed private businesses and government agencies into adopting the administration’s leftist agenda and inflated standards of political correctness. Last fiscal year the agency celebrated getting a record $525 million in settlements for reported victims of discrimination in both private and public sector jobs. One of the EEOC’s biggest cases involved a national clothing retailer that specializes in hip casual wear for youngsters and refused to change a rule banning head covers for employees. The agency sued the company for religious discrimination because it wouldn’t allow a Muslim woman to wear a hijab to work. 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.
Leftist believe that background checks are discriminatory as well. What about those who hide their criminal past?
Employers can’t do anything about this.
They have no right to ask their employees to speak English. The same applies to dress codes.
Where will this end? Hopefully, employers will gain a few rights. Do you think it is possible?