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EEOC Sues Wisconsin Business Fore Requiring English

From Judicial Watch:

U.S. Sues American Co. For Requiring Workers to Speak English

JULY 01, 2014

The United States government is actually suing a private American business for discriminating against Hispanic and Asian employees because they don’t speak English on the job.

It involves a Green Bay Wisconsin metal and plastic manufacturer that fired a group of Hmong and Hispanic workers over their English skills, “even though those skills were not needed to perform their jobs,” according to the feds. More importantly, forcing employees to speak English in the U.S. violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, says the Obama administration.

Here’s the twisted explanation from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the nation’s workplace discrimination laws; the Civil Rights Act protects employees from discrimination based on national origin, which includes the linguistic characteristics of a national origin group. Therefore, according to this reasoning, foreigners have the right to speak their native language even during work hours at an American company that requires English.

Requirements of English fluency and so-called English only rules are often implemented to make what is really discrimination appear acceptable, says the government attorney handling this case. “But superficial appearances are not fooling anyone,” he assures. “When speaking English fluently is not, in fact, required for the safe and effective performance of a job, nor for the successful operation of the employer’s business, requiring employees to be fluent in English usually constitutes employment discrimination on the basis of national origin — and thus violates federal law.”

In other words, even if you are in the business of manufacturing metal and plastic, which might require being able to read and understand English in order to follow oral or written instructions, it can’t be a requirement for the job.

So if someone blows up the factory and its neighborhood because an employee didn’t read the safety warnings on some chemical, it won’t be the company’s fault?

Under President Obama the EEOC has taken a number of unprecedented actions to protect foreigners in the workplace, including illegal immigrants. In 2009 the agency issued a controversial order making a workplace English rule illegal.

Just another Obama executive order. Which is just more evidence of how the Obama administration has been turning up the magnet to draw even more illegals to the US. They want to make sure illegal aliens will all be able to find ready work.

The directive came after the EEOC bullied a national healthcare firm to pay nearly half a million dollars to settle a discrimination lawsuit in which the government alleged that Hispanic workers were punished for speaking Spanish.

The agency has been on a roll ever since, taking legal action against businesses across the country accusing them of everything from discriminating against minorities for running criminal background and credit checks to discriminating against Muslims for not allowing hijabs on the job. The criminal background and credit checks disproportionately exclude blacks from hire, according to EEOC lawsuits against several companies.

Businesses that forbid Muslim women from wearing a hijab at work violate religious rights guaranteed under the nation’s civil rights laws even when all head coverings are banned for all employees, the EEOC asserts..

Isn’t it funny how the Obama administration protects Muslim religious beliefs. But no other religion’s.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “EEOC Sues Wisconsin Business Fore Requiring English”

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    If that hijab gets caught in the machinery and causes maiming/injury/death, I have no problem with that, as long as their rights weren’t violated.

    Feel bad for whoever has to clean up the mess unless it’s another hijab-clad cleanup crew.

    • BillK

      Nice thought, but I’m sure the Government would sue both employer and equipment manufacturer for not having effective hijab guards on the machinery.




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