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Speaking an alternative language in front of others... Is it rude?
by aaron pawlak - Thursday, 19 April 2018, 02:44 PM
 
Hi,

Here at the clinic we have English only speaking employees and bilingual (English & Spanish) speaking employees. There seems to be some tension going on because the bilingual staff are talking to each other in spanish while non-spanish employees are in the room. It's actually a situation we've had for years and years... non-spanish speaking employees feel uncomfortable when at their workstation two or more bilingual staff choose to talk in spanish.
Who would have a problem with this? Should the bilingual staff be forced to refrain from speaking spanish while working (not on break, lunchroom, etc) or should they be allowed to speak whatever language they wish regardless of who's around?

Any help will be apprecited.

I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.

References:
https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?t=1085869

Thank you.