Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about language difference and certification.
I currently work in a surgery center, for 2 yrs. Recently my boss was angry because I had requested to leave early on a day on which we had 4 patients who are Spanish speaking only. (I did make arrangements for patients to bring a translator with them). I notified my administrator who approved my request. My boss then accused me of not telling anyone, and because I am the only Spanish-speaking employee, he told me I was “only hired because I speak Spanish”. I replied to him that I was hired but because I met the qualifications for the position. I then asserted that I was not a medical certified translator and that technically I am not to translate medical conditions, complications etc.