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An English-Only Policy in the Workplace

An English-only policy in the workplace:

A.will necessarily lead to an abusive environment for those whose primary language is not English.

B.does not violate Title VII as a matter of law.

C.may lead to an abusive environment for those whose primary language is not English.

D.is designed to deny non-English speaking individuals their protected right to express their cultural heritage.

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C. may lead to an abusive environment for those whose primary language is not English.

This has been a major area of controversy in recent years, as more employers have hired non English-speaking employees. The argument was originally that U.S. workers could not understand the foreign workers and what the foreign workers were discussing. The U.S. employers wanted the EEOC to initiate legislation banning languages other than English from the workplace, and the foreign workers protested, claiming that they ...

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This solution provides the correct answer with explanation to the English-only policy instituted in a workplace.

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