CALIFORNIA’S CIVIL RIGHTS AGENCY
The Department of Fair Employment and Housing 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 and human trafficking.
Find information on civil rights protections in the workplace, how to file and respond to complaints, and DFEH procedures.
Find information on civil rights protections in housing, how to file and respond to complaints, and DFEH procedures.
Find information on civil rights protections in business establishments, how to file and respond to complaints, and DFEH procedures.
Find information on California protections against hate violence, how to file and respond to complaints, and DFEH procedures.
Find information about DFEH’s mediation services, community conflict services, and how to request a mediator in your dispute or conflict.
Find information about California protections against human trafficking.
State Contractors and Government-Funded Programs
Find information on civil rights protections regarding recipients of State funding, as well as requirements for those contracting with the State for public works, goods, or services.
DFEH news and alerts
November 17, 2016 – DFEH settles housing discrimination case for $575,000. View press release
October 14, 2016 – DFEH obtains temporary restraining order to halt eviction of a Grover Beach family during discrimination investigation. View press release
Get the latest information about the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) from our press releases and links to news about DFEH elsewhere. You can also subscribe to alerts that enable you to stay current on DFEH’s activities and achievements throughout the state.
Deputy Communications Director Fahizah Alim handles all media inquiries. She can be reached at 916-478-7251 or at email@example.com.
Get in touch with DFEH
If you feel you were the victim of discrimination and would like to file a complaint, start by contacting DFEH:
- Call our Communication Center at 800-884-1684 (voice), 800-700-2320 (TTY) or California’s Relay Service at 711
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need help to arrange an accommodation because you have a disability. Call our Communication Center (numbers above) or email email@example.com