ACLU looking into Whole Foods Spanish policy

The American Civil Liberties Union is investigating a claim that a Whole Foods Market in Albuquerque has begun a "no Spanish" policy with employees. 
The store on Academy and Wyoming boulevards says it didn't formally ban speaking Spanish, but ACLU attorneys said they feel there may have been a human rights violation. 
Bryan Baldizan, the employee at the center of the controversy, said a Whole Foods supervisor recently singled out Spanish speakers. Baldizan claims that while handing out the company's language policy at a work meeting, the supervisor said they could not speak Spanish at work. Whole Foods said it does not have a "no foreign languages spoken" policy. 
The company's official policy, however, is that English is the default language employees must speak for consistent communication. 
He and another employee wrote a letter expressing their grievances about not being able to speak Spanish.



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