DFEH's Historic Settlement with the Law School Admission Council 

A multimillion-dollar settlement levels the playing field for individuals with disabilities in law school admissions and provides for compensation to victims of discrimination and changes in LSAC’s policies or practices. See more.


Effective September 1, 2014, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) will introduce a new complaint process for Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) employment, Disabled Persons, Unruh, and Ralph Civil Rights Act complaints.  

Persons who wish the DFEH to investigate allegations of discrimination, harassment or retaliation will need to complete and submit a Pre-Complaint Inquiry to the Department.  This inquiry will initiate the intake interview process by a Department representative to determine whether a complaint can be accepted for investigation.  

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

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. 

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AUGUST 2014 Events

August Celebrates Women's Equality Day


  • August 4-8, 2014 - DFEH hosts National Fair Housing Training Academy (NFHTA) Week 3 training in its Los Angeles office. Register here.
  • August 12-14, 2014 - EEOC Excel Training Conference, San Diego. Register here.
  • August 28, 2014 - Staff Counsel David Cullen speaks at the Trindel Human Resources Meeting. 

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