Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
The U.S. Departments of Justice and Labor have reached an agreement with the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) to resolve civil rights complaints filed by limited English proficient (LEP) workers who alleged that they were subject to national origin discrimination in the state’s workers’ compensation program. These workers alleged that they were denied access to interpreters and to vital information in their primary languages. The agreement calls for significant improvements in language assistance services for LEP workers.