Thursday, November 3, 2011

Worker Says He Was Fired For Speaking Spanish - Rochester, News, Weather, Sports, and Events -

In 2005, Lopez worked on the tarmac at the Rochester airport handling baggage for Cleveland-based Flight Services & Systems (FSS). 
He says one day in the break room, his boss, Todd Dunmyer, approached. “I was just talking about Puerto Rico and certain things you can’t say in English and he says, ‘You [must] speak English in here; I don’t like that,’” Lopez recalls.
That was the warning.
“I did it again maybe like a month later, just human nature, it’s my language of origin … He tells me to go home and sit on my Puerto Rican rear,” Lopez says.