The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission December 20 filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, charging Regis Corp. with discrimination on the basis of national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (EEOC v. Regis Corp., N.D. Ill., No. 99c-8270, complaint filed 12/20/99).

EEOC alleges that Regis, a Minnesota-based company that owns and operates Regis Hairstylists Salons across the country, discriminated against Spanish-speaking employees in violation of the national-origin provisions of Title VII. The complaint charges that Regis harassed its Spanish-speaking employees when they spoke Spanish�even when workers were talking with Spanish-speaking customers.

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