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English-only Policies Can Translate into Problems for Employers

The policies are legal when companies can make a case for English as a business necessity. That's a tricky definition. Just ask a casino that required its housekeeping staff to speak only English, and wound up paying a $.5 million legal settlement.

January 5, 2004
Related Topics: Discrimination and EEOC Compliance, Diversity, HR & Business Administration
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The policies are legal when companies can make a case for English as a business necessity. That's a tricky definition. Just ask a casino that required its housekeeping staff to speak only English, and wound up paying a $.5 million legal settlement.
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