Next, companies will be required to deploy pictographs. The "case" itself seems pretty flimsy:
It involves a Green Bay Wisconsin metal and plastic manufacturer that fired a group of Hmong and Hispanic workers over their English skills, “even though those skills were not needed to perform their jobs,” according to the feds. More importantly, forcing employees to speak English in the U.S. violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, says the Obama administration.
Those skills most definitely are needed to perform their jobs - if co-workers and managers can't communicate, then performance is adversely affected. Of course, this administration has also sued companies for running criminal background checks and credit checks on applicants because they "disproportionately exclude blacks from being hired" - which, of course, wouldn't actually have any effect at all on hiring if the applicant had a clean criminal record and wasn't a deadbeat.
And while it's okay to prohibit the wearing of a cross or similar religiously symbolic jewelry, it's illegal to prohibit Muslim women from wearing a head covering even when all employees are prohibited from wearing them; according to this administration, that violates Muslims' religious freedom (but it's okay to discriminate against Jews and Christians).