A no-Spanish rule is very problematic for any employer, but especially so in San Antonio. Yet, that is the rule allegedly imposed by the La Cantera resort. So, it is not surprising that La Cantera is settling the EEOC lawsuit against it for $2.6 million. La Cantera claims it did not have a no-Spanish policy.

English-only policies are acceptable if they are related to safety concerns. Otherwise, they are generally viewed by most courts as evidence of discrimination. English-only policies are also rare as hen’s teeth in San Antonio. Yet, according to a recently filed lawsuit, La Cantera imposed an English-only work rule for its workers. But, if the allegations

A county prosecutor showed up at the local school to listen to a young student read aloud an Old Testament story in his native language. The state had recently passed a law against speaking a language other than English in school. Nebraska passed the Siman Act in 1919 which forbade instruction in a foreign tongue.

 English only rules always bring controversy, even at a bookstore in New Haven, Connecticut, very near Yale university.  The EEOC generally frowns on such rules, but allows them for "business necessity."   In this case, the book store is essentially claiming the customers are uncomfortable with employees speaking Spanish.  Does the comfort of customers count

 I do not what is going on, but there is another story about a Manager allegedly telling her employees not to speak Spanish in the workplace.  See local San Antonio Express News story.  This was regarding a non-profit agency.  Sometimes, I just wish I could give a massive presentation to all Managers and manager

 From a more sociological perspective, the San Antonio Express news agrees that requiring New Mexico employees to only speak English is wrong on many levels.  See story.  The Express news adds that New Mexico, of course, was Hispanic long before it became part of the US.  According to the author, Ruben Navarrette, the employees