What specific actions must apprenticeship sponsors take to prevent harassment?

Equal Employment Opportunity

The apprenticeship Equal Employment Opportunity regulations require that all Registered Apprenticeship Program sponsors take the following actions to prevent harassment in their programs:

       A.   Provide anti-harassment training to all individuals connected with operation of the apprenticeship program, including journeyworkers who regularly work with and/or mentor apprentices.  Such training must:

  • Communicate that unlawful harassing conduct will not be tolerated.
  • Define the types of conduct that are unlawful.
  • Explain that apprentices have the right to file a harassment complaint, without fear of retaliation, and provide information on how to do so.

       B.   Ensure that all facilities and apprenticeship activities are available regardless of an apprentice’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), sexual orientation, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.

       C.   If the sponsor provides restrooms or changing facilities, they must provide separate or single-user facilities to assure privacy between the sexes.

       D.   Establish and implement procedures for handling and resolving complaints about harassment, intimidation, or retaliation.

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