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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013 9:00 pm | Updated: 11:49 pm, Thu Jun 13, 2013.

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico sent a letter to Whole Foods Market Inc. on Wednesday, calling the company’s suspension of two Albuquerque employees last week illegal and demanding the chain drop its so-called “English-only” policy.

The two employees, Lupe Gonzalez and Bryan Baldizan, claim they were “singled out and disciplined for speaking Spanish to one another while at work” late last month, while their co-workers were allowed to continue speaking other languages unhampered, according to a news release from the ACLU.

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