Watch Your Language: Can business owners make an English-only policy? On September 14, 2005, the federal district court in Phoenix, Arizona found that the two married co-owners of Harvest Medical Clinic, Inc., Henry and Leona Tomlinson, overstepped Arizona's guidelines. In May 2003, the Tomlinsons sent out written notices that workers could only speak English in the clinic to patients and each other. That month, they fired nine Hispanic employees. The Tomlinsons say they fired the employees because they were downsizing.