Can Employers Require "English Only" Policies?
A supervisor worries his employees are talking about him—in Spanish. Can he mandate English-only?
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The department talks with two leading experts: a financial counselor who believes employers have a legitimate business reason to know if a job applicant is behind on his or her bills, and an attorney who believes employers should not be allowed to consider a job applicant's credit history. (14:58 min)
Your employees need to know what the rules and expectations are, and how their performance measures up. (2:47 min)
A supervisor worries his employees are talking about him—in Spanish. Can he mandate English-only? (1:57 min)
If you file sooner rather than later, your case will be easier to investigate. And, under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, you must file within one year. (2:10 min)
Your employer can't treat someone else more favorably than you—if the reason is race, gender, or another protected characeristic. But showing favoratism to a family member is not illegal under the Human Rights Act. (2:21 min)
When he complained about religious harassment, his supervisor allegedly taunted, "Hey, why don’t you go work for God, not for me." (2:51 min)
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