Whole Foods Bans Spanish at Store, Employees Say

Workers at a New Mexico store claim they were docked for speaking Spanish on the job.
1:16 | 06/07/13

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It's a claim by two Hispanic whole foods -- Suspended for violating an English only policy. And speaking Spanish to each other on the job. I almost fell off my chair I couldn't believe what happened the New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens is more than outraged this is not acceptable. English and Spanish and our native American languages. Are supposedly to a perfect equality that's the law that's the constitution will likely get a whole foods one week to drop their policy but hold so upset they don't have one. In -- into action 7 NEWS a spokesperson says Whole Foods Market does not have no foreign languages spoken policies -- any of their stores. The policy is that the in this case whole foods says the two employees got upset when they thought they were told during a team meeting. They couldn't speak Spanish work they were suspended with pay due to rude and disrespectful behavior. Not for speaking Spanish. -- black wants clarification. We've had some of our members. Speak with the leadership. CEO of whole foods. Out of -- And they confirmed that that's -- standing policy of Spanish spoken on the job.

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