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

Judicial Watch, July 1, 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.”

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  • 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.

    Many jobs that advertise for “bilingual a plus” or “Spanish a plus,” that winds up being code for “only Hispanics need apply.”

    • WR_the_realist

      Yes, in this country you do not get sued for giving preference to employees that speak Spanish, but you do get get sued for giving preference to employees that speak English.

      Abolish the EEOC.

      • JSS

        Abolishing the EEOC would solve nothing. The whole federal apparatus that Whites are still deferent to while its creating hell on earth for us and our children needs to be abolished. Our government is clearly against us so we will find no fair hearing or redress there. In the words of Ramzpaul we need to “quite America”.

        • me

          I see another SCOTUS case, like Hobby Lobby. Effing Negroes in the gub’ment!

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Hill-Billy Clinton thought that feminist shake-down was in the bag.

        • Katherine McChesney

          What does “quite America” mean?

          • Sick of it

            Probably because he had the right idea.

  • propagandaoftruth

    So if 99% of the community speaks only English…
    Thanks, gubbamint. We love you.

  • D.B. Cooper

    The person who works for the EEOC, the actual flesh and blood PERSON is who you need to go after, or this will only get worse than it already is.

    • me

      Yup. Take the example from La Raza and protest and shame them in front of their homes….

  • Tom Thumb

    These dumb govt. agencies are going to be the death of us all.

    • Sick of it

      We could get rid of them first.

      • LACountyRedneck

        We should and I believe we will.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          If I lived any where near that Murrietta, CA processing center, I’d be standing in front of a bus right now. A bus full of greaseritos whose parents tossed them over the border fence.

  • MekongDelta69

    It should rightly be called the UnEqual Employment Opportunity Commission.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      I dealt with EEOC/Boston office.
      It is a criminal enterprise.
      Even the FBI is afraid of them.

      • RonanTheLibtardian

        I dealt with the Boston/EEOC office. Creepy place. Actually went to the fed bldg. I never detected any white males the whole time. At least ones batting for the blue team. I got a glimpse of the angry black man in the corner office. Who answers to the angry Latina, Ida Castro. Fidel’s sister. jk.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          That must have been a few years. Angry black man in the corner office got his 20 years of scamming in and boogied. He was replaced by angry Chinese man. I don’t know if angry Ida Castro is still hatin’ on the White man or not. They are an anti-white hate machine alright. They sabotaged my case at the Boston office, too. Criminals. Even the FBI ducked my corruption complaint. Pussies!

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Here’s the new White race replacement czar at the EEOC: Jenny Yang. She looks about 25. She should be qualified.
            .

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Here’s angry Chinese man in charge of White race replacement in the EEOC/Boston office: Kenneth An. He hates on them Whites real good.
            .

          • RonanTheLibtardian

            Don’t know that mouth breather. This is the angry black man I got a glimpse of in the Boston-EEOC corner office, Bob Sanders. The guy with the crocodile smile in the Johnny Cochran costume. The rest are with “the tribe”, as they say.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            A whole gutter of crocodile smiles.

            Yeah, that’s the race hustler who did his 20 years of scammin’ and out, at the Boston office. Or maybe Kenneth An was producing higher White body counts? Those agencies are all about quotas, don’t you know.

            I’m guessing all those tribal members around Johny Cochran must be using the Mike Wallace defense? “…I’m not White, I’m Jewish…”

          • RonanTheLibtardian

            They are chameleons, as you say.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Here is her White race replacement Komrade in arms over at the OFCCP. This one, Pat Shui, is known for being a Valerie Jarrett type jackal. Half Irish, half hater. The OFCCP is worse than the EEOC, if you can believe it. Jenny Yang is a Pat Shui with a few thousand fewer White kills.
            .

          • RonanTheLibtardian

            They batted me around like a cat with a mouse, too. What a waste of time. I’ve heard straighter answers from used car salesmen.

  • Luca

    Don’t hire foreigners. Problem solved. Next.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      How would they replace the “Whites”?

    • me

      Exactly! There’s no reason to hire anyone that doesn’t speak English. I’m including ebonics in this comment. It’s nice to see that ‘corporate Amerika’ is getting hoist by their own petard. Cheap foreign labor isn’t as cheap as they thought it would be….

    • MooTieFighter

      It’s like hiring blacks. You will have to work hard just to keep from being sued and the return you get is not worth the hassles and walking on egg shells you will have to go through.

  • TruthBeTold

    Another Federal bureaucracy that expanded it’s mission beyond what was originally asked for or intended.

    I would call this Mission Creep.

    • antiquesunlight

      You could call it The History of the United States of America.

    • Bill

      Like ‘zero tolerance’ for guns in schools. Now it’s two extended fingers, or poptarts eaten into a ‘gun’ shape.

    • SentryattheGate

      EEOC is under UN directives (Agenda 21) re. “social justice” (aka communism; where most will be equally low serfs, while the elite apparatchiks lord over us).

  • Usually Much Calmer

    From the company’s website: “We offer expert services in metal stamping and custom fabricating, along
    with in-house powder coat painting and assembly solutions.”

    Who in their right mind would work in a metal stamping plant with coworkers who did not speak English?

    • me

      A cheap b-tard….

      • Usually Much Calmer

        A cheap b-tard living on the dole because he lost both hands in a workplace accident?

  • Truthseeker

    A society that really wanted to be functional and wasn’t obsessed with “equality” would have no qualms about discriminating on the basis of national origin. We did it for years in this country and it took us to the top. People need to get over this idea that discrimination is inherently bad.

  • Medizin

    Sure, let’s force hundreds of Americans at this company to learn Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean, so these arrogant, self-righteous, immigrants don’t have to learn English.

    Unbelievable!!

    • Spikeygrrl

      I guess I’m easier to please; I’d settle for requiring native speakers of Ebonics to speak English on the job.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        I liked your old avatar!

        • Spikeygrrl

          I swap out my avatar at least once a year; perhaps you’ll like next year’s model better.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            I’ve always favored German Shepherds. What is the significance of the moniker “…Spikey Girl…”? LGBTQ?

          • Spikeygrrl

            The nickname Spike was bestowed on me 30+ years ago by an employer who joked that it was equally appropriate whether one was looking at my hairstyle or the heels of my habitual shoes. It fit; it stuck; I’m very happy with it because 1) it’s MEMORABLE on a woman and 2) for as far back into childhood as I can remember I have truly detested my legal first name. The only time I use my legal first name is for legal and financial purposes.

            Any more questions?

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Sorry. I’m inquisitive. There is a gay woman that comes by here. I forget her moniker, but I find it curious certain people who identify with the grievance industry would also come by here and feel at home (cats&dogs, oil&water, etc. ).

            I look for trends/motivations in those demographics. The LGBTQ Nation is so squarely in the LEFT camp, I find it odd anyone from that group would feel a part of the AmRen family. The LEFT is the mortal enemy of race realism, and realism in general.

            Whenever I encounter such rare demographic/statistical oddities I like to find out what makes them tick. Sounds like only your first name is odd. <;-D

          • Spikeygrrl

            I’m plenty odd in a goodly number of ways…but only a few of them are likely to come up in this forum. 😉

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Wow, Katherine McChesney getting moderated. What is this country coming to?

          • Katherine McChesney

            Her moniker is “saxonsun” and she is a man hater to the nth degree. A bully lesbian.

  • David Ashton

    The road to hell is paved with bad intentions.

  • QuinnTheEskimo9

    It involves a Green Bay Wisconsin metal and plastic manufacturer that fired a group of Hmong and Hispanic workers over their English skills.

    No sympathy here and I hope they get the **** sued out of them, enough to ruin their business and send a message to businesses that hire foreign workers over Americans.

    FTR, Hmong and Hispanics will NEVER be Americans.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      At a defense contractor where I worked, there were a few groups who spoke a different language. They knew English to some degree, but their native language was useful for denigrating White people and for cover-ups, stealing, withholding valuable information from English speakers, speaking of their scams in their personal lives, sexual harassment, etc. Allowing different languages to be spoken in the American workplace causes major dysfunction and moral problems. I learned about the southeast Asian scams from a turncoat Cambodian who used to translate for me regularly. The Cambodians who washed up on our shores are animals.

      • SentryattheGate

        That’s similar to my experience living in New Mexico, decades ago. I was even the intended victum of murder, in Guatemala! I was the lone customer (young naive girl) in the back of a small shop, and the 2 male shopkeepers asked if I could speak Spanish; I could not. Then they openly planned my murder; the only thing that clued me in was the nervousness of the man that approached me with the long knife, held down at his side! I was taller, held down his arm and ran outside to my rental car!

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Wow!

          I knew an American woman who was an exchange student in Mexico City back in the early 80’s. The host family kept stealing her money and belongings, so she protested. They promptly locked her in her room and held her hostage.

          After a couple days of being held hostage, one night she jumped out of the second floor window, nearly getting impaled by a tomato stake in the garden, then ran to the U.S. Embassy, who spirited her out of the country.

          Of course, the “diversity twinks” at the State Department did nothing. Political correctness was alive and well even back then.

          • me

            Babylon the great has fallen….

          • Katherine McChesney

            Actually the real Babylon has been restored to it’s ‘former glory”. There was a huge celebration there a few years ago.

  • guest

    “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.”

    More undeniable proof of the treacherous nature of our government. Those who gave their lives fighting for this country would be spinning in their graves if they saw what the country they fought and died for has now become.

    • SentryattheGate

      Remember the Dept.of Justice(Just-us) whistleblowers (white employees of the Civil Rights division) who reported how Eric Holder told them that crimes against whites were not to be prosecuted!

      • Andross

        Never read about that. Perhaps you can link us to the story?

        • SentryattheGate

          Google DOJ Civil Rights div. whistleblower or J.Christian Adams (DOJ whistleblower) for links to articles. I can’t remember the other whistleblower’s name, who verified Adams testimony. Apparently Adams wrote a book, Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        I had that experience when my EEOC case was flim-flammed, slow-walked, double-talked, and outright obstructed. They clearly had marching orders to hate on the founding population.

        All part of the steady takeover. The occupation.

  • The current American government is obsolete ..

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Actual Americans have been so complacent, they don’t realize that the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII doesn’t protect “White” people one iota.

      Another “interpretation” of this act was Griggs v. Duke Power, which legalized reverse discrimination by allowing quotas.

      • Spikeygrrl

        There is no such thing as “reverse discrimination.” Discrimination is discrimination no matter against whom it is practiced — including Whites.

        But we lost the battle for American Standard English long ago. The two sentences above are unintelligible in ASE. To be meaningful in ASE, every instance of the word “discrimination” would need to be replaced by either the word “bigotry” or the word “prejudice.”

        Don’t even get me started on the deliberate corruption of ASE to make impossible even the THOUGHT of liberty, let alone the discussion of it. Once I get started on the perversion of my beloved native tongue it is very hard to make me stop. 🙁

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Your first two sentences are leftist posters–talking points. Every human parakeet in the country is programmed to repeat that. It is untrue. Use “reverse discrimination” every chance you get. It sends chills up their spines. They can’t put that fire out fast enough. Reverse Discrimination is institutionalized discrimination against the founding population. Tens of millions of multi-generation Americans are victims of it.

          • Spikeygrrl

            Respectfully. I disagree. “Reverse discrimination” is a ridiculous locution on its face, just begging to be laughed at and pooh-poohed. Discrimination, OTOH, is what they say makes them so all-fired angry at US; they at every possible opportunity need to have their noses rubbed in the FACT that “two can play that game.” THEY’RE STEALING OUR LANGUAGE; rather than meekly rolling over and letting them, WE NEED TO STEAL IT RIGHT BACK.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Well, if you were as close to the action as I was/am, you would know that excluding white people, technically, isn’t even illegal.

            SCOTUS-1971-Griggs v. Duke Power enabled that. Consequently, Reverse Discrimination is what is done to nearly a third of the people in this country. Specifically, hetero, white males.

            The other demographics are in bed with the grievance industry. Which is what prompted my earlier inquiries toward you.

          • Spikeygrrl

            You’re not getting it, are you?

            OF COURSE the phenomenon you describe exists! You’re just CALLING IT something brain-dead and counterproductive.

            Discrimination against Whites is NOT the reverse of discrimination against non-whites!!! The reverse of discrimination against Whites — if such a phenomenon were ever to exist — would be “affirmative action” IN FAVOR OF Whites!

            I am not going to go around the park with you again on this. If you are incapable of and/or unwilling to communicate in ASE, you are just as useless to our cause as the Latinos and Hmongs in the metal-stamping plant.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Sorry, I wandered off to watch some Joe Bonamassa on u-tube. Try listening to Mountain Time and Happier Times form his Royal Albert Hall (2009) shows. Wicked. Anyway.
            Yes, I use anti-white often as well. It is indeed all about semantics. The trigger word not use is actually “White”. We use it here safely, but it should be “European-American”. White is linked together by the Alinsky semantics specialist–with supremacist.
            We should also call people like Eric Hold-up Black Supremacists. What is important, too–for the “founding Americans” (more semantics I use) is to start having a parallel narrative, just as the LEFT does. The RIGHT doesn’t even exist, in their tactic, so they shouldn’t exist.

          • SentryattheGate

            And gov’t. schools with their anti-racist education, teaching minorities that all their problems are purposely caused by whites (with their white priviledge), will ramp up discrimination against us!

  • Lion’s Mane

    Hmm! Well, back in the old days of sailing vessels, with captain and crew — Treasure Island, anyone — they should have thought of this. After all, if the crew speaks a different language from that of the captain, that’s being very diverse and inclusive. No increased risk of mutiny on board in such a pleasant and natural situation!

    • SentryattheGate

      Great point!

    • AndrewInterrupted

      It’s like Jesse James said during the 6-words-or-less race card project:

      “…Multiculturalism means no one can relax…”

  • A Freespeechzone

    In places like Southern California and others where employers advertise that they want proficiency in speaking spanish; you can damned well bet that non-spanish speakers are discriminated against….

    Make no mistake that no action would EVER be taken against this—much like ‘hate crimes’.

  • MBlanc46

    I suppose a “English as the official language” law would prevent. Fat chance of getting that, though.

    • Alexandra1973

      That kind of begs the question, why wasn’t English made the *official* language of this country way back when? I guess our forefathers figured, it’s the de facto official language. They likely couldn’t have guessed what would be happening down the road.

      • MBlanc46

        Exactly. It was taken for granted. But that was before we started importing Mexicans and other Latin Americans by the million.

      • IstvanIN

        I would also like to know why an American, in America, can not discriminate in favor of an American? Why do those who were born overseas have to be treated the same as those born here? Shouldn’t Americans always get first crack at anything in America? I never got that aspect of the civil rights act.

        • Damn it, you’re thinking rationally again! Haven’t you learned yet to stop using common sense when none is needed in the ‘new’ Amerika? Besides, logical thinking is an antiquated notion, something only a dying breed of white folks do.

          As a white person, you’re not allowed to ‘discriminate’. That’s reserved only for the darlings of ‘diversity.’ Now get back to work!

          • Sick of it

            Yep, we have all those people on welfare to take care of, despite not having the money to take care of our own.

        • Who Me?

          “Why do those who were born overseas have to be treated the same as those born here?”

          Wrong question. We need to ask “Why do those who were born overseas receive preferential treatment over those born here?”

  • Lion’s Mane

    At least the liberal establishment government is finding ‘creative’ new ways to ensure the failure of their own system of running things. This proves that these people do not know how to govern. They lack even basic good sense.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      The takeover/occupation is going just fine.

  • Evette Coutier

    Even in Orwell ‘s book, 1984, the government was not this insane.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      1984 was not about White genocide. Maybe that’s why? It was about an
      ideological takeover, not a racial one. What happened to America is both.

    • Sick of it

      Perhaps he underestimated the evil against which he was protesting?

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    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.

    Then amend the act. Or better yet, discard it entirely. Problem solved.

    • me

      The SCOTUS just ruled that ‘affirmative action’ was unconstitutional. Now, they’re trying a different way of skinning a cat….These businesses better start wising up and realizing that cheap foreign labor isn’t so cheap.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Griggs v. Duke Power – 1971 ensures quota (i.e. AA) behavior will still go unprosecuted. Griggs is the SCOTUS case they typically hide behind.

  • Lion’s Mane

    Why force them to speak English? As long as employers are not forced to hire people who do not meet their qualifications (which they should have a right to set, since they are doing writing the paychecks), letting aliens keep their languages helps discourage assimilation and helps defeats the liberal cause.

  • humura

    In the past, the EEOC has been sued and found guilty of anti-white bias. Moreover, on a production line, there may be times when speaking a common language can avoid injury or fire or other accidents. If they are citizens, was not English a part of the requirement? If they are not citizens and cannot speak English, make room for a citizen worker.

    • me

      That’s too sane, in the age of the Kali Yuga….

    • AndrewInterrupted

      “…anti-white bias…” Oh, you were much too kind. They are an efficient anti-white machine. It’s like encountering a parallel government. And even agencies like the FBI run from them. The EEOC and the OFCCP are anti-white criminal enterprises. We are under occupation.

  • LACountyRedneck

    Screw the government. If they don’t enforce exiting laws why should we? If 100M Americans ignored laws like they ignore them, wtf are they gonna do?

  • IstvanIN

    Why did they hire these people if they weren’t fluent in English in the first place?

  • LHathaway

    This is ironic because more and more you can’t get a job unless you can speak spanish. They won’t hire you if you can’t speak spanish. You can bet they won’t be a lawsuit against this.

    • SentryattheGate

      In south Florida, it’s getting to where you can’t get a job IF YOU’RE NOT HISPANIC, regardless of whether you can speak Spanish!

      • Cid Campeador

        All the Hispanics that I encounter in stores in PB County who have contact with customers are conversant in English. Those in “Back of the House” are probably less so.

  • Cid Campeador

    A metal and plastic manufacturing plant would likely have lots of heavy machinery that could present a safety hazard if not properly used. Workers who have not mastered English could be at risk vis a vis the safe operation of these machines.
    Most of the Spanish translations of sign that I’ve seen have lots of mistakes in grammar and vocabulary. There are 19 Spanish speaking countries and they don’t all share the same vocabulary designating various items and situations.
    What is a commonly used word in one country can be an obscenity in another.

  • Bill

    Some government attorney’s trying to make a name for himself……..But I have to ask, why hire people in the first place if they can’t speak English?……..There’s countries in Europe that require immigrants to learn their language before they can get a work permit. Sound reasoning.

  • Bill

    Many companies don’t care what language an employee speaks, as long as they work cheap….If I was an employer, the job application would only be in English, and the interviewer would only speak English.

  • Who Me?

    Replaced our old above-ground swimming pool last week. (And got a slightly larger one while we were at it.) The 47 page manual for it was written in English, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and about 5 other languages. The useful part of each section was about 3 1/2 pages. Among other stray thoughts, I wondered where are the environmentalists protesting this atrocious waste of paper (trees) to print all the various language instructions? If these people can’t speak English they don’t need to be buying toys in the U.S. (Besides a manual just wasn’t needed. It was basically, fit the intake and the output valves to the hoses, attach the hoses to the filter, plug it in and turn it on… a 5-year-old could look at it and do it.) Now as it happens, I’m not really bothered about the waste of trees or any such thing, it was just, all those languages–why? What happened to purchasing an item with “Some assembly required” and one page, occasionally printed on both sides, in ENGLISH ONLY?

    • IstvanIN

      I hate that. Why not just print an English manual for the US and Canada, a Spanish one for PR, a French one for Quebec, and so forth. Put together a slip and slide for the kids a few weeks ago that was like that.

  • Gabe

    I actually think this is right.
    One of my friends from Bosnia and Herzegovina got fired for “Not speaking proper english” and now he is accusing the company for discrimination. I felt bad for him since he is a very nice person.

    • Sick of it

      Serb, Croat, or muslim?

      • Gabe

        His family actually went from Russia to Bosnia where he was born.

  • Raymond Kidwell

    Why don’t you guys just gather the resources and start suing some of these Spanish only employers?

  • MooTieFighter

    Can we sue the U.S. for this frivolous lawsuit?

  • dean53

    I ate at a Luby’s cafeteria once. They have servers who float about, clearing off used dishes and asking to refill drinks, get ketchup, etc. My server couldn’t speak English. I asked her for something. She just shrugged her shoulders, smiled apologetically and said No Comprende. I was exhausted after a long day, but I had to get up and serve myself. I complained to the manager. What’s the point of paying a person who can’t understand simple commands and then the customer has to get up and do everything themselves?

  • Soon you won’t know if that strange woman skulking around in your neighborhood wearing a burqa is a terrorist or your Avon Lady.

  • Fantaman

    This is hilarious and beyond parody.

  • Who Me?

    Most likely there is some law or regulation that would force me to print up my own manual in every language known to Babel as well.