language discrimination

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