Obama Goes After Company For Asking Employees To Speak English

In a bizarre twist on civil rights legislation, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Barack Obama is filing a federal lawsuit against a Wisconsin company for its requirement that employees use English at work.
The legal action came after a number of Hispanic and Asian workers were fired because they could not – or would not – speak English, a decision the EEOC said amounted to discrimination.
Using the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the commission found that the “linguistic characteristics of a national origin group” are included in the protections contained therein.
In an interview with CNS News, the Spanish media liaison at Judicial Watch offered her take on the “ludicrous” suit.
“If you are a private company in the United States,” Irene Garcia said, “you should be able to require your employees to speak English.”
She went on to describe the EEOC’s stance as “an overreaching of government.”