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
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
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:
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.