Obama’s feds sue company because it requires workers to speak English

An administration that finds discrimination everywhere can find it anywhere.

Even in an American business that wants its employees to be able to speak English.

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Wisconsin Plastics President Jim Christensen, right, and Vice President of Operations Bruce Wendt.

The federal Equal Opportunity Commission is suing a company called Wisconsin Plastics for laying off 12 Asian and Hispanic employees because they can’t speak the language of American business, according to CNS News.

In a statement  in June, company Vice President Bruce Wendt said the layoffs, which took place in 2012, were based on numerous factors, none of them illegal.

“The EEOC’s allegations are false and completely without merit,” the statement said, according to the Green Bay Press Gazette.

But to prove the EOC speaks the language of self-promotion in a narcissistic administration, the agency was good enough to send out a news release explaining the lawsuit.

“Our experience at the EEOC has been that so-called ‘English only’ rules and requirements of English fluency are often employed to make what is really discrimination appear acceptable. But superficial appearances are not fooling anyone,” EEOC’s Chicago regional attorney John C. Hendrickson said in the release.

“When speaking English fluently is not, in fact, required for the safe and effective performance of a job, nor for the successful operation of the employer’s business, requiring employees to be fluent in English usually constitutes employment discrimination on the basis of national origin — and thus violates federal law.”

The high-handedness is breathtaking. The EOC is seriously arguing that its parasitical experience mining the depths of diversity grievance for a public dollar is not just equivalent with but actually superior to the experience of a private company making both a product and a payroll.

Irene Garcia, Spanish media liaison for the conservative group Judicial Watch, told CNS the Wisconsin Plastics suit was part of an Obama administration campaign against American businesses that violate PC mores by demanding workers speak English or forbidding head covering for safety reasons.

“We’ve seen some decisions that are kind of radical that we haven’t seen in the past, under Republican or Democrat administrations,” Garcia said.

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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