- EEO Regulations: What You Should Know
- Sharing Your Equal Opportunity Policy
- Conducting Outreach and Recruitment
- Preventing Harassment, Intimidation, and Retaliation
- Providing Reasonable Accommodations
- Developing and Implementing an Affirmative Action Program (AAP)
- Encouraging Self-Identification and Measuring Against the 7% Utilization Goal
The sponsor must develop and implement procedures to ensure that its apprentices are not harassed, intimidated, or retaliated against because of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age (40 or older), genetic information, or disability. To promote an environment in which all apprentices feel safe, welcomed, and treated fairly, the sponsor must ensure the following steps are taken:
- Providing anti-harassment training to all individuals connected with the administration or operation of the apprenticeship program, including journeyworkers and the entire apprenticeship cohort.
- Making all facilities and apprenticeship activities available without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age (40 or older), genetic information, or disability.
- Establishing and implementing procedures for handling and resolving complaints about harassment and intimidation as well as complaints about retaliation for engaging in any protected activities.
Apprentices and applicants to Registered Apprenticeship Programs may file a discrimination complaint if they believe they 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 with regard to apprenticeship, or if they believe they have been retaliated against. The complaint must be filed within 300 days of the alleged discrimination or the alleged failure to follow the EEO standards. Sponsors must notify apprentices and applicants of their right to file a discrimination complaint and the procedures for doing so, using the complaints notice information contained in the apprenticeship EEO regulations. Read the full complaint procedures.
Learn more about Anti-Harassment Training.