Forced to Translate

A federal court in Illinois ruled that a former corrections officer may pursue race discrimination claims against a county. The man says he was directed to serve as a Spanish translator, while working as a corrections officer, without receiving extra pay and was subjected to racial slurs from colleagues because he refused to continue acting as a translator.

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Language Requirement for EU Workers Struck Down

Requiring applicants seeking work at EU government institutions to be proficient in either English, French or German as a second language is discriminatory, the European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday, but left the door open for review if the institutions can prove a legitimate justification for the requirement.

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