Language Discrimination and Bully-Boss

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about different language rules and bullying: she has been consistently rude, to the point of bullying (I have come home crying on average once a week). All of the members of the Spanish Department agree with the above statements and feel constantly bullied as well.

I work in the Spanish Department of a media research company. The Department consists of four Spanish-speakers and our boss, who doesn’t know any Spanish. Throughout the course of two years, my boss has instituted the following policies: 1) Cannot speak Spanish aloud in the workplace, but only through IM because Spanish is like a “secret language.” She admitted she didn’t care is this was inefficient. 2) Has separated us into different corners of the room. 3) Has recently banned us from having lunch together.

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