Just days after Obama’s National Labor Relations Board ordered two companies to rehire employees let go for screaming profanities at their superiors, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission upped the ante with another anti-business move. The commission is filing a lawsuit against Wisconsin Plastics Inc., suggesting its prerequisite that employees are proficient in English is somehow a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
In an attempt to justify its contention that the law protects the “linguistic characteristics” of minorities, the EEOC issued a press release featuring a defense by Chicago Regional Attorney John C. Hendrickson.
“When speaking English fluently is not, in fact, required for the safe and effective performance of a job, nor for the successful operation of the employer’s business, requiring employees to be fluent in English usually constitutes employment discrimination on the basis of national origin – and thus violates federal law.”
Judicial Watch’s Spanish Media Liaison Irene Garcia, however, noted that such a requirement is a necessity for those employed at the company in question. She said it is “ludicrous” to think an American business is not free to demand its staff speak and understand English.
Unfortunately, she concluded, such bizarre contentions are par for the course in the Obama administration.
“We’ve seen some decisions that are kind of radical that we haven’t seen in the past — under Republican or Democrat administrations.”