Learn How All Apprentices Are Protected from Discrimination
The EEO regulations prohibit sponsors of Registered Apprenticeship Programs from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability, age, sexual orientation, and genetic information. Visit the Protected Characteristics pages for details and to access resources on diversity in apprenticeship programs.
Learn How to File a Complaint
If you are an apprentice or apprenticeship applicant and believe that you are being or have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), sexual orientation, age (40 or older), genetic information, or disability, that you have been retaliated against, or that your program is not following the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) standards, you can file a written complaint with the program’s registration agency. The complaint must be filed within 300 days of the alleged discrimination or the alleged failure to follow the EEO standards.
Select the state your apprenticeship program is registered with to determine the steps to file your complaint.
Still Have Questions?
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about how to inform and discuss EEO practices, policies, and procedures with apprentices, including complaint information and how to file a compliant.