Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is sponsoring the bill. The Washington Times reports:
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission would be blocked from filing lawsuits against businesses that require workers to speak English on the job as part of legislation introduced recently in the Senate.It is a shame this has to be made into law to protect employers ... it seems common sense ... but push came to shove when the government threatened to sue the Salvation Army for requiring their employees to speak English while on the job. It is a bill that needs to pass.
"In America, requiring English in the workplace is not discrimination, it's common sense," said Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican and sponsor of the Protecting English in the Workplace Act of 2007.