Told To Not Speak In Native Tongue At Work

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about second language: recently our supervisor told me I could no longer use my native tongue when conversing with some of my co-workers of the same nationality out of respect to the others who don’t understand.

We are a major national business company and some of our customers sometimes talk to me in our native tongue. Some of my coworkers and I occasionally speak to one another in our native tongue also. Recently our supervisor told me I could no longer use my native tongue when conversing with some of my co-workers of the same nationality out of respect to the others who don’t understand. Do they have a legal right to implement this policy?

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