Equal Opportunity is the Law
It is against the law for the South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation (SDDLR), a recipient of Federal financial assistance, to discriminate on the following bases:
- Against any individual in the United States, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, political affiliation or belief; and
- Against any beneficiary of programs financially assisted under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), on the basis of the beneficiary’s citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or his or her participation in any WIA Title financially assisted program or activity.
SDDLR must not discriminate in any of the following areas:
- Deciding who will be admitted, or have access, to any WIA Title I-financially assisted program or activity; or
- Providing opportunities in, or treating any person with regard to, such a program or activity; or
- Making employment decisions in the administration of, or in connection with, such a program or activity.
What To Do If You Believe You Have Experienced Discrimination
If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination under a WIA Title I- financially assisted program or activity, you must file a complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation. This complaint must be filed with the State of South Dakota, Department of Labor & Regulation Equal Opportunity Officer/Customer Relations at (801) 526-4390 or 1-800-331-4341, or in writing to either SDDLR or The Civil Rights Center, as listed below:
Equal Opportunity Officer
SD Department of Labor & Regulation
700 Governor's Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
The Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC)
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave.
Washington, DC 20210
If you file a complaint with SDDLR, you must wait until SDDLR issues a written Notice of Final Action, or until 90 days have passed (whichever is sooner), before filing with the CRC, (see address above).
If SDDLR does not send you a written Notice of Final Action within 90 days of the day on which you filed your complaint, you do not have to wait for SDDLR to issue that Notice before filing a complaint with CRC. However, you must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the 90-day deadline (in other words, within 120 days after the day on which you filed your complaint with SDDLR).
If SDDLR does give you a written Notice of Final Action on your complaint, but you are dissatisfied with the decision or resolution, you may file a complaint with CRC. You must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the date on which you received the Notice of Final Action.
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