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Complaints Over English-Only Workplaces Increase

Law360 (May 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As the population and the workforce of the United States becomes increasingly diverse, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is receiving more employee complaints about English-only policies in the workplace.

The number of cases filed by the EEOC alleging violations stemming from such policies has remained stagnant, but the issue is nonetheless still an increasingly a sticky one for employers.

“I can't say that I have seen any great influx of litigation or charges,” said Sherrie Travis, a partner with Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP....
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