DFEH News

2017

2016

  • 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 family during discrimination investigation. View press release
  • September 14, 2016 – Court rules that Los Angeles financing company discriminated against women with subprime automobile loans. View press release
  • September 7, 2016 -Workplace Justice Summit Brings Together Stakeholders to Bolster Collaboration in Combating Discrimination and Retaliation. View press release
  • Aug. 25, 2016 – Workplace Justice Summit III. Sept. 7-8 in Los Angeles.
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  • Aug. 25, 2016 – Community Based Problem Solving training session. Sept. 15, Carson, CA.
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  • Aug. 9, 2016 – DFEH settles housing case on behalf of 85-year-old with disabilities. View in English, in Español
  • July 22, 2016 – 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.
  • May 11, 2016 – DFEH Creates Task Force to Study Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. View press release
  • April 15, 2016 – DFEH issues new fact sheet on workplace rights for members of the military and veterans. View fact sheet
  • April 1, 2016 – DFEH issues summary of new employment regulations. View summary
  • Feb. 25, 2016 – CA issues guidance on trans workers. View Bay Area Reporter article
  • Feb.19, 2016 – DFEH Issues Workplace Guidelines To Protect Transgender People. View Daily Journal article
  • February 18, 2016 – Calif. instructs employers to allow trans workers bathroom access. View article
  • February 17, 2016 – DFEH Issues Guidance for California Employers on Transgender Employees. View press release
  • Feb. 1, 2016 – A Yahoo Employee-Ranking System Favored by Marissa Mayer Is Challenged in Court. View New York Times article
  • January 25, 2016 – DFEH Settles Sexual Harassment Case against Sandhu Brothers Growers in Stanislaus County. View in English, in Spanish
  • January 11, 2016 – DFEH co-sponsors the 2016 USF Law Review and Center for Law and Ethics Symposium on January 29. Housing for Vulnerable Populations and the Middle Class: Revisiting Housing Rights and Policies in a Time of Expanding Crisis. Learn more and register here

2015

  • December 23, 2015 – ABC10 investigates Carmichael apartment complex conflict between landlord and tenants. View ABC 10 News article
  • December 17, 2015 – The Irvine Co. and Irvine Apartment Communities Will Pay $175,000 to Settle DFEH Disability Discrimination Housing Lawsuit. View Press Release
  • November 5, 2015 – DFEH Wins Race and Sex Discrimination Court Case. View press release
  • October 29, 2015 – DFEH Settles Sexual Harassment Case Against Los Primos Restaurant. View in English, in Spanish
  • September 8, 2015 – A wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former Hanford department head was settled for $237,500. View hanfordsentinel.com article
  • August 24, 2015 – Target to pay $2.8 million for discriminatory hiring tests. View Fortune.com article
  • August 11, 2015 – Department of Fair Employment and Housing Sues Los Angeles Financing Company For Sex Discrimination In Subprime Automobile Loans To Women. View press release
  • August 7, 2015 – Federal Court upholds most of Panel’s Report in DFEH Settlement with Law School Admissions Council. View Court Order
  • July 10, 2015 – Supreme Court upholds a key tool fighting discrimination in the housing market from the Washington Post.
    View Washington Post article
  • June 3, 2015 – Director Kevin Kish named one of California’s top Labor and Employment Lawyers by the Daily Journal. View the Daily Journal article
  • March 19, 2015 – DFEH Settles Farmworkers Sexual Discrimination Case. View press release