Gagging Employees

Miss Manners may wisely advise us to follow the old adage not to talk about politics or religion, but can California employers prohibit their employees from discussing these and other lightening rod subjects? Continue reading

Are Workplace English-Only Rules Legal?

In our multi-cultural environment, it’s not uncommon to be in a restaurant or hospital, for example, and hear the employees speaking to one other in a language other than English. For those of us who sadly understand only English, this certainly frustrates our eavesdropping. But can an employer require such employees to speak only English while at work? Continue reading