Equal Employment Opportunity Pledge and Complaints Notice

North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX (INCLUDING PREGNANCY AND GENDER IDENTITY), SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENETIC INFORMATION, OR BECAUSE THEY ARE AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY OR A PERSON 40 YEARS OLD OR OLDER. NECTF will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

YOUR RIGHT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
It is against the law for a sponsor of an apprenticeship program registered for Federal purposes to  discriminate against an apprenticeship applicant or apprentice based on race, color, religion, national  origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, age (40 years or older), genetic information, or disability. The sponsor must ensure equal opportunity with regard to all terms,  conditions, and privileges associated with apprenticeship.

FILING A DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination, you may file a complaint within 300 days  from the date of the alleged discrimination or failure to follow the equal opportunity standards with:

USDOL Office of Apprenticeship JFK Building
15 New Sudbury
Boston, MA 02203
(617)788-0153
mcneil.charles@dol.gov
Charles McNeil.

You may also be able to file complaints directly with the EEOC, or State fair employment practices  agency. If those offices have jurisdiction over the sponsor/employer, their contact information is listed  below.

EACH COMPLAINT FILED MUST BE MADE IN WRITING AND INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

  1. Complainant’s name, address, and telephone number, or other means of contact, for contacting the complainant.
  2. The identity of the respondent (i.e. the name, address, and telephone number of the individual or entity that the complainant alleges is responsible for the discrimination).
  3. A short description of the events that the complainant believes were discriminatory, including but not limited to when the events took place, what occurred, and why the complainant believes the actions were discriminatory (for example, because of his/her race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 or older), genetic information, or disability).
  4. The complainant’s signature or the signature of the complainant’s authorized representative.