EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IN REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP
It is the policy of the Oregon Apprenticeship and Training Council and the State of Oregon to assure that all apprenticeship applicants are treated equally during the application and selection processes and eventually employed, without regard to their race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age or disability. Oregon regulations protect against discrimination based upon race, ethnicity, gender, disability, age (40 or older), sexual orientation and genetic information.
Harassment in the workplace has a negative effect on all workers, resulting in decreased performance, lowered morale and an increase in turnover. Harassment against apprentices or applicants for apprenticeship programs because of certain characteristics – including their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information – may also be against the law. All program sponsors and employers are encouraged to implement steps to avoid harassing behavior to help build a workplace culture in which all apprentices feel welcomed as valuable members of the team. A positive workplace culture may also attract other job seekers eager to become apprentices in the organization.
For more information about Equal Employment Opportunity in apprenticeship and a collection of resources, please see:
Applicants for apprenticeship opportunities or registered apprentices who feel that they have been illegally discriminated against should contact the Bureau of Labor and Industries at (971) 673-0760 or at ATDemail@state.or.us .