Use of English in the Workplace

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a meeting which included presentations on the issue of employers specifying English as the common… read more

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a meeting which included presentations on the issue of employers specifying English as the common language of the workplace. Employers argue that it can be necessary in order to ensure a safe workspace free of racial or gender-related issues, to ensure quality and efficiency of work, and for customer relations. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken the position that these “English Only” policies frequently violate the law. The presenters responded to questions from the commissioners and staff.

Timothy Riordan is an attorney that has defended a company against claims brought by the EEOC. Richard Kidman is a business owner sued by the EEOC. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
282845-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Meeting
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 12, 2008
Last Aired:
Dec 16, 2008

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  • Dec 12, 2008 | 10:27pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 13, 2008 | 5:48am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 15, 2008 | 8:31am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 16, 2008 | 2:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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