MISSION STATEMENT 

The DFEH is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. The mission of the DFEH is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations and from hate violence.  


Due to system maintenance, the DFEH's on-line complaint system, Houdini, will be intermittently off-line from April 29 @ 7:00 PM (PST) to May 2 @ 8:00 AM (PST).


COMPLAINT PROCESS

To File a Pre-Complaint Inquiry you may select one of the following methods:

If you have a disability that prevents you from submitting a written pre-complaint form on-line, by mail, or email, the DFEH can assist you by scribing your pre-complaint by phone or for individuals who communicate by American Sign Language through the relay system. Contact the Communication Center 800-884-1684 (voice) or 800-700-2320 (TTY) or by email to contact.center@dfeh.ca.gov to schedule an appointment.

The DFEH will continue to accept online complaint filings for persons who do not wish for the DFEH to investigate their complaint. Instead, request an immediate Right to Sue.

DFEH NEWS 

April 15, 2016 - DFEH issues new fact sheet on workplace rights for members of the military and veterans.

View fact sheet here

April 1, 2016 - DFEH issues summary of new employment regulations.

View summary here

February 25, 2016 - CA issues guidance on trans workers.

View Bay Area Reporter article

For a complete listing of DFEH News, click here.

SUMMER HONORS PROGRAM 

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), seeks law students with a passion for enforcing the civil rights laws protecting people in the most populous and diverse state in the country. Apply through March 15, 2016 for summer 2016 opportunities. Click here for more details.

DFEH TRIBAL CONSULTATION POLICY 

 Review DFEH Tribal Consultation Policy.   

NOTICE: April 26, 2016

Due to system maintenance, the DFEH's on-line complaint system, Houdini, will be intermittently off-line from April 29 @ 7:00 PM (PST) to May 2 @ 8:00 AM (PST).

NOTICE: FEBRUARY 19, 2016

From January 8th, 2016, to February 12, 2016, the link on the Fair Employment and Housing Council’s website to subscribe to Council Notices was not working properly. If you received an email indicating “There is no DFEHlist on this server,” please go back to the Council’s page (http://www.dfeh.ca.gov/FEHCouncil.htm) and re-subscribe to the Fair Employment and Housing Council Notices.

For a complete listing of DFEH notices, click here.

I WANT TO

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If you need a disability accommodation to access DFEH’s services, please contact Paula Pearlman, Assistant Chief Counsel and Interim ADA Coordinator, (844) 541-2877(direct), 711 relay operator, TTY: (800)700-2320 paula.pearlman@dfeh.ca.gov or accommodations@dfeh.ca.gov as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event or meeting.

Información en Español

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

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