Equal Opportunity


The following questions and answers provide a combination of general information and some technical information. This information should only be considered as a starting point due to the complexity of individual situations.

Frequently Asked Questions about

The Alabama Department of Labor ensures equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in the administration of programs and activities. Equal opportunity includes:
  • Applying nondiscrimination prohibitions.
  • Providing reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications.
  • Administering programs in the most integrated setting appropriate.
  • Engaging in effective communication.
  • Ensuring accessibility of programs, facilities, information and communication technology.

You (or your representative) have the right to file a confidential safety and health complaint and request an OSHA inspection of your workplace if you believe there is a serious hazard or if you think your employer is not following OSHA standards. Find more information here.

Visit our website at Report Fraud or call 1-855-234-2856.

Contact the Alabama Department of Labor, Child Labor at (334) 956-7390 or labor.alabama.gov/uc/ChildLabor.

Contact the US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division at (866) 487-9243 or (334) 223-7450 or www.dol.gov/agencies/whd.

A covered employer must provide a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitation of a qualified applicant or employee with a disability if it would not impose an "undue hardship" on the operation of the employer's business. Charges of disability discrimination are filed with the EEOC. Find more information here.

Any individual who believes they experienced employment related discrimination may file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by calling-1-800-669-4000 or 1-800-669-6820 TTY. The charge must be filed within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation. The charge must be in writing and contain the same information set out above. Find more information here.