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DLLR's Office of Fair Practices

 

Equal Opportunity is the Law

 

It is against the law for the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR), as 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, 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 I-financially assisted program or activity.

The DLLR 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; 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.

If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination under a WIA Title I-financially assisted program or Activity, you may file a complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation with either: DLLR's Office of Equal Opportunity and Program Equity (OFP) located at 1100 North Eutaw Street, Room 214, Baltimore, Maryland 21201(or the person whom DLLR has designated for this purpose); or the Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4123, Washington, DC 20210.

If you file your complaint with DLLR, you must wait either until DLLR issues a written Notice of Final Action, or until 90 days have passed (whichever is sooner), before filing with the Civil Rights Center (see address above). If DLLR does not give 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 the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation 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 DLLR).

If DLLR 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.

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Office of Fair Practices
1100 North Eutaw Street, Room 214
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Telephone: (410) 230-6319
Fax: (410) 225-3282
TTY: (410) 225-7039

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