language discrimination

The EEOC has recently filed an action in the Western District of Wisconsin entitled EEOC v. Baumann Farms, LLP alleging that the employer has an “English-only policy that discriminates against non-English speaking Hispanic employees based on national origin” in violation of Title VII. The complaint does not offer much detail on what’s in the policy—EEOC

The EEOC just announced the commencement of a new national origin lawsuit against a Green Bay manufacturer for allegedly firing Hmong and Hispanic employees “based on 10-minute observations that marked them down for their English skills, even though those skills were not needed to perform their jobs.  All of those fired had received satisfactory ratings

A class of approximately 70 Filipino-American hospital workers (represented by the EEOC) just settled with a California acute care hospital for $975,000 — what may be the largest settlement in the healthcare industry based upon claims of language discrimination.

The core claim was that the employees were threatened for years not to speak