Can you require English only?

Some folks own a restaurant in Arizona. Workers speaking in their native languages, not English, were being abusive to customers–who also spoke that native language and knew what they were saying. So the owners asked their workers to sign a paper saying they would only speak English at work.

Now they're being sued.

You know, I am all for saving culture, but I think a restaurant owner should be allowed to make a requirement like this. Any responses?

2 thoughts on “Can you require English only?

  1. Where is the restaurant?

    If it's the USA, there ought to be a law establishing English as the official language and requiring it to be spoken in government offices and in public service.

    I saw a geography site that listed for the USA two languages: English and Spanish. Whoa, there.

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