Any apprentices or applicants for apprenticeship who believes that they have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex with regard to apprenticeship or that the equal opportunity standards in respect to their selection have not been followed in the operation of an apprenticeship program may file a complaint. The complaint must be in writing and must be signed by the complainant. It must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person allegedly discriminated against, the program sponsor involved, and a description of the circumstances of the failure to apply the equal opportunity standards.
The complaint must be filed no later than 90 days from the date of the alleged discrimination.
In the case of review boards designated by program sponsors to review complaints, the referral of the complaint by the complainant to the agency must occur within 90 days or 30 days after the final decision of the review board, whichever is later.
Where no review board exists, the apprenticeship agency may conduct compliance reviews as found necessary in order to make a determination of facts relating to compliance with the equal employment opportunity plan.
The apprenticeship agency may, as a result of a compliance review or other reason, deregister the program or refer the matter to the United States attorney general with recommendations for the institution of a court action under Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
MS s 178.041
9 SR 2008
June 11, 2008