[lg policy] Whole Foods grocery store reviewing language policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 8 14:17:03 UTC 2013


   Whole Foods grocery store reviewing language policy

Published: 6/07 9:56 am

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Whole Foods Market has announced it is
reviewing its employee language policy after two New Mexico workers said
they were suspended after complaining that they couldn't speak their native
Spanish language.

Company spokeswoman Libba Letton said Friday that the Austin, Texas-based
organic grocery chain is re-examining the policy and it will be a topic at
an all-leadership conference next week.

The move comes after two New Mexico employees said they were suspended for
a day after recently complaining about a policy they say forbids them from
speaking Spanish. The company says they were suspended for "rude" behavior.

Whole Foods says all English speaking workers must speak English to
customers and other employees while on the clock, unless the customer
speaks another language.

The New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens said the company
has a week to change the policy before advocates will launch a boycott.

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