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, businesses, and state-funded programs, and from bias-motivated violence and human trafficking.

DFEH News and Alerts

  • October 26, 2021 – DFEH's October Newsletter. View newsletter (PDF)
  • October 20, 2021 – DFEH Launches Affirmative Enforcement of the California Fair Chance Act. View press release (PDF)
  • October 18, 2021 – DFEH releases Guidance for California Businesses Regarding Covid-19 Safety Measures and Reasonable Accommodations FAQ. View the English (PDF). View the press release (PDF)

Get the latest information about the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) from our DFEH News page.

Public Notices and Events

  • November 30, 2021 – Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Disability Accommodations and COVID-19. English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF). Register
  • December 9, 2021 – Northern California Employment Round Table: Part 2 – Investigating and Resolving Harassment and Discrimination Complaints in California. Register
  • December 9, 2021 – Caltrans: D8 Knowledge Table, Equity in Housing and Transportation
  • December 16, 2021 – Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH): Know Your Rights Webinar.

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Communication Center: 800-884-1684 (voice), 800-700-2320 (TTY) or
California's Relay Service at 711 | contact.center@dfeh.ca.gov