In some cases, an employer commits wrongful termination if they fire their employee for speaking a different language in the workplace. These types of issues commonly arise when an employer adopts an English-only requirement in their workplace.
Laws against language discrimination are designed to prevent employers from adopting policies that have the practical effect of discriminating against employees based on national origin.
As with many laws, there is an important exception to the rule prohibiting language discrimination. An employer may limit or prohibit the use of a language in the workplace if: