The Auraria Higher Education Center, the group overseeing the universities housed on Denver’s Auraria Campus, discriminated against Latino janitors based on their national origin, according to a decision from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
[…] In total, 12 employees wrote letters to the EEOC alleging the workplace had English-only policies, a violation of federal equal opportunity law, among other charges.
The custodians’ attorney, Tim Markham, told The Colorado Independent the trouble started five years ago when new managers came in and turned the once bilingual workplace into an English-only shop. Translators were no longer available at staff meetings, employment citations and workplace documents were in English only. Workers were forced to sign them on the spot without an opportunity to have them translated.