Equal Opportunity Is The Law

It is against the law for the Workforce Services Division of Will County, any of its grantees, or any other recipient of Federal financial assistance under the WIOA to discriminate on the following bases:

  • Against any individual in the United States, on the basis of race, color, reigion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief; and
  • Against any beneficiary of programs financially assisted under Title I of the WIOA, 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 partcipation in any WIOA Title I-financially assisted program or activity.

The recipient must not discriminate in any of the following areas:

  • Deciding who will be admitted, or have access, to any WIOA 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

What to Do If You Believe You Have Experienced Discrimination

If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination under a WIOA financially assisted program or activity, you may file a complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation with:

  • Kim McCarthy, Monitor

   Workforce Services Division of Will County

   2400 Glenwood Ave, Suite 100

           Joliet, IL 60435

  • Miguel Calderon, Deputy Director

   Illinois Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

   Office of Equal Opportunity Monitoring and Compliance

   500 E. Monroe

   Springfield, IL. 62701

 

Or you can file a charge directly with the US Department of Labor at:

 

Director of the Civil Rights Center (CRC)

U.S. Department of Labor

200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-4123

Washington, DC 20210

Download Illinois WIOA Complaint Form