4.2 - Please see attachment for details.
What I need assistance with is:
Review the Luz Long Case below and answer the following questions:
- The bank argued that the policy was implemented in response to complaints made by fellow employees that the Spanish-speaking employees were creating a hostile environment by speaking Spanish among themselves in the presence of other employees. From an ethical perspective, is this sufficient reason to institute an English only policy?
- Is it ever ethically justifiable for employers to deny bilingual employees the opportunity to speak their native language while on the job?
- Might there be situations in which English only policies are necessary to promote worker health and safety?
- How valid are the five arguments made by the Plaintiffs as it pertained to the Disparate Treatment issue?
- Why should or shouldn’t the court consider the letter as powerful evidence of retaliation in the course of employment?
- Imagine you are a) the attorney for Luz Long and her Spanish speaking co-workers, b) the attorney for the non-Spanish speaking workers, and c) the attorney for the employer. How would you respond differently being in these roles?
- Assume you are a bank manager. Are there reasons besides a hostile work environment which might require an English only policy? (assume managers only speak English at this branch)