“Hospital OKs Language-Discrimination Settlement of $975K”

by Walter Olson on October 12, 2012

“Delano Regional Medical Center in Kern County defended its English-only policy as necessary for patient care.” Nonetheless, without admitting wrongdoing, it yielded to a complaint from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center that it had improperly penalized Filipino-American workers for communicating with each other in their own language. The suit had alleged, among other things, that the hospital had been more liberal in permitting the use of other languages other than English, and that it had not prevented workers from making fun of accents and expressing ethnically-based hostility. [L.A. Times, ABA Journal]

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1 Jesse Spurway 10.12.12 at 1:52 pm

they need to make it part of their cyb mission statement.

We are going to cure some people. We will prevented workers from making fun of accents and expressing ethnically-based hostility.

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