Equal Opportunity Is The Law

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IS THE LAW

It is against the law for this recipient of federal financial assistance to discriminate on the following bases: against any individual in theUnited States, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, sex stereotyping, transgender status, andgender identity), national origin (including limited English proficiency), age, disability, or political affiliation or belief, or, against any beneficiaryof, applicant to, or participant in programs financially assisted under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), on the basis of the individual’s citizenship status or participation in any WIOA Title I–financially assisted program or activity.

Recipients of federal financial assistance must take reasonable steps to ensure that communicationswith individuals with disabilitiesare as effective as communications with others. This means that, upon request, and 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 you have been subjected to discrimination under aWIOA Title I - financially assisted program or activity, you may file a complaint within 180 days of the event with either the recipient’s Equal Opportunity Officer or the person designated by the recipient. Complaints may bemailed to theWorkforce DevelopmentDepartment or the Civil Rights Center of the Department of Labor at:

 

Lisa Dematteo

Equal Opportunity Officer Humboldt County Human Resources

825 Fifth Street,

Eureka, CA 95501

Or

Director

Civil Rights Center (CRC), Department of Labor

200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N–4123

Washington, DC 20210,

Or

Electronically as directed on the CRC website at www.dol.gov/crc

 

If you file your complaint with the recipient, you must wait until either the recipient issues a written Notice of Final Action, or 90 days have passed or whichever is sooner, before filing with the CRC (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 do not have to wait for the recipient to issue that notice before filing a complaint with the CRC. 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 the CRC. You must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the date on which you received the Notice of Final Action.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title 1 financial assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities.