Sacramento

All caught up in the language

Sacramento-- California Gov. Jerry Brown's desk has received measure SB 111, which asks that business owners do not demand that their employee speak a certain language in the workplace.

After its 21-14 vote approval by the Senate, Sen. Leland Yee's, D-San Francisco, bill determines that it is a violation of the Civil Rights Act if an employer requires that at his company only one language must be spoken, unless there is a great need to speak another language.

If the measure is approved, employees could sue their employers for up to $4,000.

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