Dispute Resolution Division

Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.,signed into law SB1038 (Committee on Budget & Fiscal Review) on June 27, 2012. Effective January 1, 2013, among other changes, the bill will amend the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to: (1)authorize the DFEH to file and prosecute cases directly instate or federalcourt;and (2)authorize the Department prior to filing a civil action to require parties to participate in cost-free mandatory dispute resolution in the DFEH's internal Dispute Resolution Division.

  • SB 1038 Chaptered June 27, 2012
  • In addition to mandatory post-investigation, pre-civil complaint dispute resolution, the Department continues to offer cost-free voluntary mediation.


    Coming soon...a complete description of Dispute Resolution Division services!


  • Elise Chu
  • Jo Anne Frankfurt
  • Claudia Hagadus Long
  • Mary Leichliter
  • Angela Oh
  • Christine Page
  • Yvette Salmon
  • Clara Slifkin

Please check back to view the mediators' curriculum vitae and photos.