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Equal Opportunity

An employer who receives Federal financial assistance has a responsibility to provide potential employees the same treatment as all others seeking a position. Most forms of discrimination are not only unfair, but illegal.

The recipient must not discriminate in any of the following areas:

  • Deciding who will be admitted, or have access, to any Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I-financially assisted program or activity;
  • Providing opportunities in, or treating any person with regard to, such a program or activity; or
  • Making employment decisions in the administration of, or in connection with, such a program or activity.

Recipients of federal financial assistance must take reasonable steps to ensure that communications with individuals with disabilities are as effective as communications with others. This means that, upon request at no cost to the individual, recipients are required to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services to qualified individuals with disabilities.

What to Do If You Believe You Have Experienced Discrimination

If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination under a WIOA Title I-financially assisted program or activity, you may file a complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation.

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File a Complaint

Director, Civil Rights
Center U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-4123
Washington, DC 20210
or electronically as directed on the CRC Web site at www.dol.gov/crc

If you file your complaint with the recipient, you must wait either until the recipient issues a written Notice of Final Action, or until 90 days have passed (whichever is sooner), before filing with the Civil Rights Center (see address above).

If the recipient does not give you a written Notice of Final Action within 90 days of the day on which you filed your complaint, you may file a complaint with CRC before receiving that Notice. However, you must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the 90-day deadline (in other words, within 120 days after the day on which you filed your complaint with the recipient). If the recipient does give you a written Notice of Final Action on your complaint, but you are dissatisfied with the decision or resolution, you may file a complaint with CRC. You must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the date on which you received the Notice of Final Action.

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The Alabama Department of Labor EEO & Grievance Section does not have the authority to investigate complaints against other government agencies or private employers.

I applied for and/or received services at the local Career Center and have a discrimination-based complaint.
I applied for and/or received Unemployment Compensation benefits and have a discrimination-based complaint.

  • The Alabama Department of Labor has authority to investigate discrimination-based complaints from (1) those who applied for/received unemployment compensation benefits, and (2) any person who believes that either he/she, or any specific class of individuals, has been or is being subjected to discrimination prohibited by WIOA or 29 CFR Part 38.
  • The Alabama Department of Labor has authority to investigate discrimination-based complaints from (1) those who applied for/received unemployment compensation benefits, and (2) any person who believes that either he/she, or any specific class of individuals, has been or is being subjected to discrimination prohibited by WIOA or 29 CFR Part 38.

Tonya D. Scott, EEO Officer
Alabama Department of Labor
649 Monroe Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36131
(334) 956-5835
TTY:  Dial 711 for Alabama Relay Center
Fax: (334) 956-5835

Director of the Civil Rights Center
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room N-4123
Washington, D.C. 20210
(202) 693-6502
TTY: (202) 693-6515