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New funding opportunity: Wage Theft Request for Quotes

The Office of Equity and Social Justice, Civil Rights Program is seeking Requests for Quotes for a Wage Theft Study.

Low-wage workers experience the highest rates of workplace violations, including wage theft. This is especially true for people of color, women, LGBTQ populations, people with disabilities, veterans, and immigrant and refugees. While wage theft protections exist at the state level, existing resources and strategies for outreach are lacking. 

$20,000 is available for a four month preliminary research study to build the case for creating an infrastructure serving King County to provide greater access to wage theft protections and education for both employees and businesses.

October 16, 2020: Quotes must be received by OESJ or postmarked by this date at 5:00pm.

All applications and inquiries must be sent directly to:

Our Mission:

To eliminate unlawful discrimination through education, mediation, and enforcement that is responsive to a diverse King County.

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Our office has authority to handle discrimination complaints ONLY FOR King County government and for employers, housing providers, and businesses in the UNINCORPORATED parts of King County (outside the cities).

If you have a complaint or question about possible discrimination:

The office investigates and resolves complaints of discrimination. We work as impartial fact-finders and does not represent any party.

KC Anti-Discrimination Ordinances

Fair Employment (KCC 12.18)
Fair Housing (KCC 12.20)
Public Accommodations (KCC 12.22)
Fair Contracting (KCC 12.17)

Compliance (Title VI and Disability Access)

As a recipient of federal funds, King County government complies with federal laws which prohibit discrimination against people because of their race, color or national origin, and in some cases, sex, age or low income status. Our office is a Title VI compliance resource to county agencies, and investigates public grievances alleging Title VI violations by the county.

Our office helps to make King County government programs, facilities and services accessible to people with disabilities. Members of the public who feel that county programs, services or facilities were not accessible may contact the Civil Rights Program.

Call us if you need help completeing our intake form: (206) 263-2446

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