Salvation Army, EEOC Settle English-Only Suit

Law360, New York (November 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has settled a closely watched lawsuit taking The Salvation Army to task for adopting an English-only policy for workers at one of its charity thrift stores.

On Wednesday, the EEOC and The Salvation Army filed an agreement in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismissing allegations of Civil Rights Act of 1964 violations related to English-language rules.

The Salvation Army will relax its English fluency and English-only rules in exchange for the EEOC dropping the suit, the...
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