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• The Times of San Diego reports that Albertsons and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) “have taken steps that could lead to settlement of a lawsuit over an alleged policy at the San Carlos store to keep employees from speaking Spanish to customers.” While “Albertsons had been facing an Aug. 23 deadline to respond to the accusations that the grocery store violated federal law when some Hispanic employees were subjected to harassment and a hostile work environment amid a no-Spanish policy,” the story notes that the two sides have asked for and been been granted an extension until October so they can work on a possible resolution.
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