Skip to comments.Janitors claim discrimination due to lack of Spanish translations
Posted on 05/13/2013 4:50:42 PM PDT by markomalley
A group of Spanish-speaking custodial workers in Colorado have filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that the Auraria Higher Education Center in Denver discriminated against them by failing to provide Spanish translations.
The complaint, filed last week by a dozen custodial workers, contends that the employees suffered unfair working conditions because the AHEC failed to provide Spanish translations of policies and procedures.
Other higher education facilities including CU and UNC provide information to their custodial employees in a number of different languages, Tim Markham, attorney for Colorado WINS, the union representing the workers, said in a statement. Weve been discussing this with Auraria for a year with no movement on their part, and this is the final step.
AHEC vice president Blaine Nickeson told The Daily Caller that AHEC the state agency which oversees the operations of the campus for Metropolitan State University of Denver, the Community College of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver has not yet seen the complaint but is aware of it from news reports.
Were not aware of any state statue that requires translation into a native language or any state policy that requires it either, Nickeson said.
He added that, with more than 100 custodial workers, Spanish speakers are not the only non-English speakers.
We have more than just Spanish speakers that work for us, so it would be difficult to do that for each and every native language, Nickeson said, adding that the AHEC attempts to provide translations where they can on issues such as benefits or disciplinary action.
Nickeson added that the AHECs internal discrimination outlets had not received any complaints to this effect.
The complaint coincides with protests from a small group of custodial workers who have been upset with shift changes, Nickeson told TheDC, noting that the objections about lack of Spanish translations seem to be coming from the same people who are unsatisfied with their shifts.
F them to the order of infinity.
Yep. Learn the freaking language..
True, but if the make English a requirement, they will scream racism
But as long as they don’t make it a requirement, they will get sued and they will loose.
I learned that years ago in Dallas. You take a black marker, write it on the boxes you want to go away, and in the morning they are gone.
Of course, when we started using a Vietnamese cleaning crew, they got offended that we were writing ‘Basura’ instead of ‘Trash’. But it still worked, and the Vietnamese learned some Spanish.
Attencion el Mexicano -
Don’t trip and fallio on el floorio or you will bump your cabeza and turn stupidio.
KThx bye ;)
It sounds like these boys won’t be going for the 8 Gangstas “Ya gotta learn English, Jose” thing in their amnesty bill. No problemo. There is probably a “waiver”.
This is America!
We speak English!
You don’t like it?
“Your papers, please.”
And a big BUMP for that!
>>This is America!
We speak English!
You dont like it?
Isn’t it amazing how we have given our country and our culture away?
I pray that common sense will prevail before it is too late, but I fear that will not happen.
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
amazing? No, sickening is more like it.
Stunning! Sickening! Incomprehensible! Stupid! Unbelievable! Treasonous!
Pick one, or pick all!
>>Ive been saying it since he was elected in 2008, Root said of Obama, his goal is the Cloward and Piven plan we learned at Columbia University youve got to bankrupt your opposition and youve got to bankrupt the United States of America. Youve got to bankrupt it with debts, entitlements and spending. And its all happening in front of our very eyes.<<
Here is my reply to Kaslin on this thread yesterday:
“Benghazi, IRS: Son of Watergate?
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 6:45:48 PM · 19 of 21
Taxman to Kaslin
It occurred to me this afternoon that these recent scandals (three of them, so far?) have all to do with Cloward-Piven.
Given that there are daily criminal activities by the Obongo Bozo administration which require Congressional oversight and investigation/indictment/trial/convictions, etc. etc., how can the Congressional oversight committees possibly keep up?
Talk about overwhelm! There is no way Congress is going to be able to get to the bottom of these scandals and routine law breaking the Obongo Bozo administration is perpetuating on the American Republic.
The scandal du jour will be overwhelmed by the next one, ad nauseum, and before we know it, Obongo Bozo will have fundamentally transformed America, and no one will be in prison for their multiple misdeeds.
Brilliant strategy! Designed to overwhelm the system, and it is working to perfection.
God help us, because the Congress cant!”