When I was stationed in Germany many years ago, a friend married a German girl who in fact could speak, read, and write in 5 languages. When he returned to the states he brought his wife with him and she went looking for a job. There were several ads wanting people who were bi-lingual and she applied but was not accepted at any of them because she did not speak Spanish. She was rejected because she was not, in their words, Bilingual. A local attorney got wind of her plight and offered to sue the various companies Pro Bono for misrepresenting the jobs in their listings and passing by an obviously qualified person to accept people of Mexican heritage. The case actually went no where though. When the local courthouse found out we had a certified interpreter in our midst, they hired her and at a much better pay rate than any of the jobs that had turned her down.