Know Your Rights: Limited English Proficiency

Authored By: United States Department of Justice

Do you have trouble with English? Are you unable to speak, read, write, or understand English well? If so, you are Limited English Proficient (LEP). Federal agencies and organizations that get money from the federal government have to take reasonable steps to help people who have trouble with English. Sometimes, when a government agency or an organization does not help you because you are LEP, they violate the law. This is called National Origin Discrimination.

Last Review and Update: Jun 18, 2012