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HB 1588 to Permit English-Only Policies, Despite EEOC Position

The Common Sense English Act (H.B. 1588), introduced in the House on March 18, would “ensure that an employer has the freedom to implement English in the workplace policies” by amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to provide that “it shall not be an unlawful employment practice for an employer to require employees to speak English while engaged in work.” Its introduction comes on the heels of the US Commission on Civil Rights re-opening the record for public comments regarding its December 2008 briefing, at which several witnesses strongly criticized the EEOC’s position on employer English-only policies.


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