Under the apprenticeship EEO regulations, apprentices and applicants for apprenticeship have 300 days from the alleged discrimination to file a complaint, although individuals are encouraged to file a complaint as promptly as possible. The Registration Agency may extend the filing time for “good cause.” The details are provided on the Inform Apprentices EEO webpage.
What is the deadline for filing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints?
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For programs registered with the Office of Apprenticeship (OA), complaints are to be electronically filed with OA at ApprenticeshipEEOcomplaints@dol.gov. You may also mail the complaint to the U.S. Department of Labor, as follows: U.S. Department of Labor, Attention: Apprenticeship EEO Complaints, Office of Apprenticeship, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 20210. Due to COVID-19, you are encouraged to email the complaint to ApprenticeshipEEOcomplaints@dol.gov ensure timely receipt of the complaint.Read More
Yes. Under 29 C.F.R. 30.14, an authorized representative may file a complaint on behalf of an apprentice. This could allow a friend, family member, advocate, or lawyer to file such a complaint. A community group, a journeyworker who mentors apprentices, or a more senior worker may also file a complaint on behalf of the apprentice. The only requirement is that any such representative be authorized by the apprentice.Read More
Each complaint must be in writing and contain (1) the apprentice’s name, address and telephone number, or other means of contact; (2) the name of the apprenticeship sponsor; (3) a short description of the actions that the apprentice believes were discriminatory or a failure to follow the equal opportunity standards and why the apprentice believes these actions were discriminatory; and (4) the signature of the apprentice or the apprentice’s authorized representative.Read More
Yes. Retaliation against any party for filing an EEO complaint is specifically prohibited in Registered Apprenticeship Programs.Read More