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Appendix A-Sample Discrimination Complaint Form


It is against the law for <Agency>, as a recipient of financial assistance under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), to discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation of belief. It is also against the law for <Agency> to discriminate against any beneficiary of Federally financially assisted programs 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.

If you think that you have, or someone else has, been subjected to discrimination by <Agency> on one of the bases listed above, you may file a complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation with either the <Agency> or the U.S. Department of Labor's Civil Rights Center (CRC). If you have missed this deadline and think you have good cause for filing late, you must explain the circumstances and request an extension from the Director of CRC at the address listed below. The Director will determine whether you have proven good cause for an extension and notify you of his/her determination.

To file a complaint, you may use this Complaint Information Form, or send the information listed on this form, in writing, either to <agency> or CRC. To file the complaint <agency> with , send it to <provide address for complaint filing at recipient level>. To file a complaint with CRC, send it to Director, Civil Rights Center, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave NW, Room N-4123, Washington, DC 20210. You may obtain a CRC complaint form electronically through CRC's website at

Complainant Information

Mailing Address:

Home Phone Number:
Work Phone Number:
Email Address:

Please provide the name and address of the person or organization that you believe discriminated against you or someone else. If you believe that someone else was discriminated against, identify that person or group of people to the best of your ability.

Explain as briefly and clearly as possible what happened and why you believe discrimination took place. Please give the name and contact information for any person that witnessed the events you described above. Also attach any written material that relates to the events you are describing.

Please check the box or boxes that you think best represents the reason why you believe you were, or someone else was, discriminated against. If you are filing a complaint because you believe someone else was discriminated against, and you do not have the exact information about that other person or group (such as their exact date of birth, race, national origin, or type of disability), then provide the best information that you can.

Race: Specify _____________________

Color: Specify ____________________

Religion: Specify __________________

National Origin: Specify ____________

Sex: Specify ____ Male ____ Female

Other: Specify _______________________________

Age: Specify Date of Birth _____________

Disability: Specify ____________________

Political Affiliation: Specify ___________

Citizenship: Specify __________________


Please explain the remedy that you are seeking.



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