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.
DFEH news and alerts
November 17, 2016 – DFEH settles housing discrimination case for $575.000. View press release
Press release: DFEH obtains temporary restraining order to halt eviction of a Grover Beach family during discrimination investigation. Oct.14, 2016.
DFEH in the news: Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has appointed Holly A. Thomas, 36, of Brooklyn, N.Y. as deputy director of executive programs at the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. July 22, 2016.
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.
To request public records, follow these guidelines.
Deputy Communications Director Fahizah Alim handles all media inquiries. She can be reached at 916-478-7251 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
File a complaint
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 email@example.com
If you need help accessing our information because you have a disability, contact us to arrange an accommodation. Call our Communication Center (numbers above) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Full details on the DFEH complaint process are on this page.