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It’s come to this: an Hispanic custodian at Denver’s Auraria Campus is suing the school because she doesn't speak English. The school, you see, does business in English and this illegal thinks that is wrong.
The immigrant, Bertha Ribota, claims that because she neither speaks nor reads English she injured herself because she couldn't read warning notices posted at work. She and several of her non-English speaking co-workers claim they are being “discriminated” against because they haven't bothered to learn our language.
“Too many things have happened to me there that I don't even know how to explain it,” Ribota whined. “If I could speak English I wouldn’t have the problems that exist,” she said.
During the first week of May, 12 non-English speaking workers filed suit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming that Auraria Higher Education Center was discriminatory for expecting them to read and fluently speak English.
The worker’s ambulance-chasing attorney, Tim Markham, told the media, “What is sort of a neutral business practice, that they speak English on campus and it’s an English-only campus has a discriminatory impact on this group of workers.”
Markham claimed the school was “purposefully” keeping Hispanic workers in the dark about work issues.
Learning English might fix that problem, of course, but let’s not go there, eh? This stuff lately has me wishing I hads lots and lots of money and buy a Island...Anyone wish to join me?? How does any of that with Bertha Ribota be discrimination? As far as I am concerned, learn the fucking language! But odds are they will win...The school hired them...they didn't take extra concern for the poor Spansh speaking people.
If a American took a job in a different country, they would have to speak the language, and can't sue because we can't speak, French, German, Spanish, etc...
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