Is it legal to require English only around mental home residents, without a clear company policy?

Question Details: My girlfriends employer is requiring that she only speak English around residents at a mental home. They claim that speaking anything but English confuses them. I advised her to request the company policy to see where it says this or have it referenced to her. She talked to the head of Utah mental home policies today and he refused to give a reference. She also asked for a copy of the company policies or handbook and was refused. Keep in mind, most of these residents cant understand or speak English. If she refuses to comply they will cut her hours. Are their actions against her legal?

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