Employment Complaint Flow Chart - See outline after image

Outline of Employment Flow Chart

  1. DFEH Complaint
    1. Immediate Right-to-Sue
    2. Investigation
      1. Dispute Resolution
        1. Settlement
      2. Merit Finding
        1. no
          1. Dismissed with Righ-to-Sue
        2. yes
          1. Dispute Resolution
            1. Settlement
            2. Prosecution
              1. Settlement
              2. Judgment by Court

* Where there is concurrent jurisdiction with the EEOC, the complaint is dual filed and referred. The complaint will be investigated by DFEH.
** If emotional distress damages or administrative fines are sought in a DFEH accusation, the Respondent may elect to have the case litigated in civil court.