EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT PLEDGEOur Pledge To You
The Southeast Iowa Electrical Apprenticeship Program will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identify), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. The Southeast Iowa Electrical Apprenticeship Program will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.
YOUR RIGHT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
It is against the law for a sponsor of an apprenticeship program registered for Federal purposes to discriminate against an apprenticeship applicant or apprentice based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy or gender identity), sexual orientation, age (40 years or older), genetic information or disability. The sponsor must ensure equal opportunity with regard to all terms, conditions, and privileges associated with apprenticeship.
FILING A DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT
If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination, you may file a complaint within 300 days from the date of the alleged discrimination or failure to follow the equal opportunity standards with:
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Apprenticeship
210 Walnut Street, Room 715
Des Moines, IA 50309
You may also be able to file complaints directly with the EEOC, or State fair employment practices agency. If those offices have jurisdiction over the sponsor/employer, their contract information is listed below.
Iowa Civil Right Commission (FEPA)
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309-1858
EACH COMPLAINT FILED MUST BE MADE IN WRITING INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
- Complaint’s name, address, and telephone number, or other means of contacting the complainant.
- The identity of the respondent (i.e. the name, address, and telephone number of the individual or entity that the complainant alleges is responsible for the discrimination).
- A short description of the events that the complainant believes were discriminatory, including but not limited to when events took place, what occurred, and why the complainant believes the actions were discriminatory (for example, because his/her race color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 or older), genetic information or disability).
- The complainant’s signature or the signature of the complainant’s authorized representative.
Your Right to File Complaints with JATC
We strongly encourage apprentice to file complaints with the JATC. We will promptly investigate all complaints of discrimination or harassment. You may contact the JATC does not limit your rights to the formal complaints.
1205 N. Central Avenue
Burlington, IA 52601
Phone: (319) 759-2985
Filing a complaint with the JATC does not limit your rights to the formal complaints.