Monday, April 3, 2017

California Sues Forever 21 Over Alleged Discriminatory ‘English-Only’ Policy - CBS

Originally published: March 31, 2017

Clothing retailer Forever 21 violated state civil rights laws and discriminated against Spanish-speaking employees when it adopted an English-only policy at its flagship San Francisco store, according to a lawsuit filed this week by the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

The lawsuit filed in San Francisco Superior Court on Wednesday alleges that the store prohibited employees from speaking any language other than English, even when greeting each other, during rest breaks and when speaking to Spanish-speaking customers.