California’s Civil Rights Agency

The Civil Rights Department is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. The mission of the CRD 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.

CRD News and Alerts

  • August 10, 2022 – CRD Settles College Student’s Housing Discrimination Complaint. View Press Release (PDF)
  • August 8, 2022 – Appellate Court Rules California Civil Rights Department Not Bound By Private Arbitration Agreements. View Press Release (PDF)
  • July 27, 2022 – Live Nation and House of Blues Anaheim Settle CRD Workplace Sexual Harassment Investigation For $500,000. View Press Release (PDF)
  • July 25, 2022 – Court grants preliminary approval of landmark $100 million settlement of California Civil Rights’ Department (formerly the Department of Fair Employment and Housing or DFEH) case against Riot Games, Inc.. View Press Release (PDF)

Get the latest information about the Civil Rights Department (CRD) from our CRD News page.

Public Notices and Events

  • July 26, 2022 – Shaw Law Group: Shaw Law Group Webinar, “Workplace Insights with Jen and the DFEH! EEO Compliance Training. Register
  • July 28, 2022 – California Department of Rehabilitation (Santa Barbara District Student Services): Santa Barbara Student Services Quarterly Meeting.
  • August 10, 2022 – California State University: Annual Title IX & Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Conference

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