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Discrimination and Harassment

It is against the law for a registered apprenticeship program to discriminate against an apprenticeship applicant or apprentice based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age (40 years or older), genetic information, disability, marital status, arrest or conviction record, or membership in the armed forces.

How to File a Discrimination Complaint

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination in our apprenticeship program, you may file a complaint with one or more of the following entities:

  1. Your program sponsor, such as an apprenticeship committee. Each sponsor must have procedures to receive and resolve complaints of harassment, intimidation, and retaliation.
  2. The Wisconsin Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards
  3. The Wisconsin Equal Rights Division or the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Complaints with a state or federal agency must be made within 300 days from the date of the alleged discrimination or violation of equal opportunity standards.