New AZ law: Firms have no legal duty to have translators

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    PHOENIX - A Glendale optometrist's yearlong legal fight over what services he had to provide for a Spanish-speaking customer has translated into new protections for other businesses.

    Gov. Jan Brewer has signed legislation affirming that nothing in state law requires businesses to provide "trained and competent" interpreters when a customer comes in speaking a language other than English.

    Assistant Attorney General Michael Walker said that has probably always been the law. But that didn't save John Schrolucke from having to spend time and money defending himself and his practice before Walker's office finally dismissed the case.

    Schrolucke told lawmakers the incident stems from a patient who spoke only Spanish. Although she did bring her 12-year-old child with her to the office, he said allowing the child to interpret for the parent would have gotten him into legal trouble.

    He said he faced a potential malpractice lawsuit if the child did not properly translate some of the more technical explanations being provided, so he turned the woman away, telling her through her child to come back with someone at least 18 years old.

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    New AZ law: Firms have no legal duty to have translators
     
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    Arizona is on a roll!

    Good for them!
     
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    Dear idiots , they provide spanish to make money from spanish speakers not because there is any fucking law.
     
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    This sounds reasonably stupid. It is already against the law and yet they felt the need to make it against the law again.
     
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    That's because stupid fucking liberals don't understand laws. Liberals are so fucking stupid they have to be constantly reminded over and over again!

    Jan Brewer for president!
     
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    Dear fool,

    The law resulted from a frivolous lawsuit by a Spanish speaker. Businesses now know where they stand.... they are not legally obligated to provide translators. This is a good thing for business. They can decide for themselves.

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    They still have the option to provide a translator if they want to.


    Too many morons expect us to learn their language when they come to our country.
     
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    I fixed it for ya.
     
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    Refer to the T&Cs of the board, idiot..... the one about altering other people's posts specifically. Kindly keep your fucking feet off my posts.
     
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    Businesses never were.

    It is a law that forbids something that is already illegal and yet another stab from Republicans at latinos.

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