20 CFR 645.255 - What nondiscrimination protections apply to participants in Welfare-to-Work programs?
(a) All participants in WtW programs under this part shall have such rights as are available under all applicable Federal, State and local laws prohibiting discrimination, and their implementing regulations, including:
(b) Participants in work activities, as defined in section 407(a) of the Social Security Act, operated with WtW funds, shall not be discriminated against because of gender. Participants alleging gender discrimination may file a complaint using the State's grievance system procedures as described in § 645.270 of this subpart (section 403(a)(5)(J)(iii)) of the Act). Participants alleging gender discrimination in WtW programs conducted by One-Stop partners as part of the One-Stop delivery system may file a complaint using the complaint processing procedures developed and published by the State in accordance with the requirements of 29 CFR 37.70- 37.80.
(c) Complaints alleging discrimination in violation of any applicable Federal, State or local law, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ( 42 U.S.C. 2000eet seq.), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ( 20 U.S.C. 1681et seq.), the Pregnancy Discrimination Act ( 42 U.S.C. 2000e (paragraph k)), or Section 188 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 ( 29 U.S.C. 2938), as well as those listed in paragraph (a) of this section, shall be processed in accordance with those laws and the implementing regulations.
(d) Questions about or complaints alleging a violation of the nondiscrimination laws in paragraph (a) of this section may be directed or mailed to the Director, Civil Rights Center, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-4123, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20210 for processing.
- 20 CFR 645.425 — What Are the Roles and Responsibilities of the State(s) and Local Boards or Alternate Administering Agencies?
- 20 CFR 645.270 — What Procedures Are There to Ensure That Currently Employed Workers May File Grievances Regarding Displacement and That Welfare-To-Work Participants in Employment Activities May File Grievances Regarding Displacement, Health and Safety Standards and Gender Discrimination?