ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida agency in charge of job creation is accusing the U.S. Department of Labor of conducting a politicized investigation against it.
An attorney for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity on Wednesday sent a letter to federal lawmakers and Labor's Inspector General, asking for an inquiry of the federal agency's probe of the state agency.
The federal agency in April found that Florida's online application requirement for people seeking unemployment insurance was a violation of civil rights and nondiscrimination laws.
The Miami Workers Center filed a November 2011 complaint alleging that the state's Unemployment Compensation Program was inaccessible to people with disabilities and those with limited English skills. It's now called the Reemployment Assistance Program.
A spokesman for the Labor Department in Atlanta didn't immediately return an email inquiry.