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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Whole Foods has announced that the organic grocery chain has revised its employee language policy following the suspension of two Spanish-speaking Albuquerque employees.

Whole Foods Market Inc. Co-CEO Walter Robb said in a blog post Friday that the recent “unfortunate incident” in Albuquerque allowed the Austin, Texas-based company to revise a policy that “does not reflect and is not in alignment with the spirit of this company.”

Whole Foods’ previous policy says all English-speaking workers must speak English to customers and other employees while on the clock, unless the customer speaks another language.

Last week, The Associated Press reported that two Albuquerque workers said they were suspended after complaining about the policy. The suspensions sparked outrage and threats of boycotts.

The new policy asks employees to “be inclusive and respectful” when speaking other languages on the job.

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