DFEH News

  • September 7, 2021: New release: DFEH's September newsletter. View newsletter (PDF)
  • August 23, 2021: Fresno Area Funeral Home Resolves DFEH Sexual Harassment Lawsuit. View English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF)
  • August 16, 2021: Notice of worker rights in a pending sex discrimination and harassment lawsuit brought by the government, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) v. Riot Games, Inc. (Los Angeles County, Superior Court of California, Case No. 18STCV03957). View notice (PDF)
  • August 16, 2021: DFEH Files Request for Enforcement of Court Order Compelling Riot Games, Inc. to Send Notice to Workers about their Right to Speak with the Government. View press release (PDF)
  • July 28, 2021: DFEH Special Update: Hiring Newsletter. View newsletter (PDF)
  • July 7, 2021: DFEH Sues California Gaming Companies for Equal Pay Violations, Sex Discrimination, and Sexual Harassment. View press release (PDF)
  • July 7, 2021: New release: DFEH's July newsletter. View newsletter (PDF)
  • June 22, 2021: DFEH Special Update: Hiring Newsletter. View newsletter (PDF)
  • June 17, 2021: DFEH releases Harassment Prevention Guide for California Housing Providers: View the guide in English (PDF)
  • June 2, 2021: Domino’s Pizza Franchisee Good Guys Pizza, Inc. To Pay $165,000 To Resolve DFEH Sexual Harassment Lawsuit. View press release English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF)
  • May 13, 2021: New release: DFEH's May newsletter. View newsletter (PDF)
  • May 6, 2021: DFEH Holds Civil Rights Hearing on Algorithms and Bias. View press release (PDF)
  • May 5, 2021: DFEH releases updated DFEH Housing Information on COVID-19 FAQ. View the FAQ in English (PDF)
  • May 4, 2021: DFEH releases DFEH Healthcare Information on COVID-19 FAQ: View the FAQ in English (PDF)
  • April 27, 2021: Now live: Report Discriminatory Applications and Advertisements to DFEH
  • March 24, 2021: DFEH Special Update: New Pregnancy & Bonding Leave App. View newsletter (PDF)
  • March 9, 2021: New release: DFEH's March newsletter. View newsletter (PDF)
  • March 4, 2021: DFEH launches Keep California Fair education campaign. View website and campaign materials in English or Spanish.
  • February 17, 2021: DFEH Special Update: Employer Pay Reporting Newsletter. View newsletter (PDF)
  • February 16, 2021: DFEH Lauches Online Portal for Pay Data Reporting. View press release (PDF)
  • February 3, 2021: DFEH Litigation against RIOT GAMES, INC. View Litigation Notice (PDF)
  • February 2, 2021: New release: DFEH's February newsletter. View newsletter (PDF)
  • January 19, 2021: New DFEH Toolkit: Family, Medical, and Pregnancy Disability Leave for Employees. View Toolkit (PDF)
  • DECEMBER 24, 2019: DFEH releases new, required posters for employers. View DFEH posters
  • DECEMBER 23, 2019: DFEH Settles Race-Based Hairstyle Discrimination Case Against Business Resource Group. View press release (PDF)
  • DECEMBER 17, 2019: DFEH Settles Religious Discrimination Case Against San Diego County Homeowners Association. View press release (PDF)
  • NOVEMBER 21, 2019: DFEH Updates the Sexual Harassment Prevention Training FAQ (PDF).
  • NOVEMBER 4, 2019: DFEH updates the S.B. 1343 Employer FAQ (PDF).
  • NOVEMBER 4, 2019: DFEH releases video on employment rights for formerly incarcerated individuals. Watch video on YouTube
  • NOVEMBER 4, 2019: DFEH releases video on the fair housing rights for formerly incarcerated individuals. Watch video on YouTube
  • OCTOBER 28, 2019: Attorney General Becerra, DFEH Director Kish Lead Multistate Coalition in Support of Lawsuit Protecting Access to Critical Information on Pay Discrimination. View press release (PDF)
  • OCTOBER 4, 2019: DFEH Settles Disability Discrimination and Harassment Case Against JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA. View press release (PDF)
  • OCTOBER 4, 2019: Modesto Apartment Complex Owner Meadow Lakes, LLC, to Pay $50,000 to Settle Housing Disability Discrimination Case. View press release (PDF)
  • SEPTEMBER 25, 2019: DFEH Settles Retaliation Case Against American City Business Journals, Inc. View press release (PDF)
  • SEPTEMBER 17, 2019: 99 Cents Only Stores to pay $1.2 Million to Settle Sexual Harassment and Assault Cases. View press release (PDF)
  • SEPTEMBER 12, 2019: DFEH updates the S.B. 1343 Employer FAQs (PDF).
  • JULY 26, 2019: DFEH Settles Sex and National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit Against Kern County Employer and Landlord. View press release (PDF)
  • JULY 24, 2019: DFEH Settles Housing Disability Discrimination Case Against Adams West, Bedford Group. View press release (PDF)
  • JULY 11, 2019: DFEH and KajSong Corporation Reach Settlement in Disability Discrimination Case. View press release (PDF)
  • JULY 1, 2019: DFEH Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Venture Capital Partnership. View press release (PDF)
  • JUNE 28, 2019: Know Your Rights - Reentry Edition. View event flyer (PDF) or register at eventbrite.
  • JUNE 17, 2019: DFEH Settles Sexual Harassment Case Against the City of Cypress Police Department. View press release (PDF)
  • JUNE 12, 2019: DFEH Files Enforcement Action to Compel Riot Games, Inc. To Provide Employee Pay Information. View press release (PDF)
  • MAY 23, 20199: Los Angeles Automobile Financing Company to pay $6.2 Million for Discriminating Against Women, Court Rules. View press release in English (PDF) or in Spanish (PDF)
  • MAY 22, 2019: Canal Farms To Pay $150,000 To Settle DFEH Sexual Harassment Lawsuit. View press release (PDF)
  • MAY 15, 2019: Beverage Manufacturer and Distributor to Pay $80,000 to Settle DFEH Gender Discrimination Suit. View press release (PDF)
  • MAY 8, 2019: DFEH and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Reach Settlement in Employment Religious Discrimination Case. View press release (PDF)
  • MAY 7, 2019: CFB Inc. To Pay $165,000 To Settle DFEH Sexual Harassment Lawsuit. View press release (PDF)
  • APRIL 30, 2019: Ramco Enterprises, LP To Pay $600,000 To Settle DFEH Sexual Harassment Complaint. View press release in English (PDF) or in Spanish (PDF)
  • MARCH 26, 2019: DFEH Settles Marital and Familial Status and Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuit Against Ventura County Landlords. View press release (PDF)
  • JANUARY 23, 2019: DFEH Settles Employment Disability Discrimination Case against Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc. View press release (PDF)
  • JANUARY 22, 2019: DFEH Settles Employment Disability Discrimination Case Against Fresno Manufacturer. View press release (PDF)
  • JANUARY 17, 2019: DFEH Settles Familial Status Housing Discrimination Case in Half Moon Bay. View press release (PDF)
  • JANUARY 16, 2019: DFEH Settles Familial Status Housing Discrimination Case in Castro Valley. View press release (PDF)
  • JANUARY 8, 2019: DFEH Settles Employment Discrimination Case Against San Diego Credit Union. View press release (PDF)
  • JANUARY 7, 2019: DFEH Settles National Origin Discrimination Case Against Orange County Landlord. View press release in English (PDF) or in Spanish (PDF)
  • DECEMBER 27, 2018: DFEH Announces 2019 Civil Rights Honors Program. View press release (PDF)
  • DECEMBER 17, 2018: DFEH Settles Workplace Sexual Harassment Case Against Solo Legal Practitioner. View press release (PDF)
  • DECEMBER 17, 2018: DFEH Settles Disability Discrimination Case Against San Diego Senior Housing Complex. View press release (PDF)
  • DECEMBER 13, 2018: DFEH Settles Housing Discrimination Case Against the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles. View press release (PDF)
  • DECEMBER 3, 2018: DFEH Settles Employment Disability Discrimination Case Against Save Mart Supermarkets. View press release (PDF)
  • NOVEMBER 28, 2018: DFEH Settles National Origin Discrimination Case Against San Rafael Property Owner. View press release (PDF)
  • NOVEMBER 26, 2018: DFEH Publishes New Online Resources Page for Employers. View press release (PDF)
  • NOVEMBER 6, 2018: DFEH Settles Transgender Discrimination Case Against Orange County Motel. View press release (PDF)
  • NOVEMBER 5, 2018: Federal Court Awards DFEH Over $400,000 in Attorney's Fees in Contempt Litigation with Law School Admission Council. View press release (PDF)
  • OCTOBER 22, 2018: DFEH Obtains Extension of Consent Decree in Pregnancy Disability Discrimination Case. View press release (PDF)
  • OCTOBER 18, 2018: DFEH Settles Employment Disability Discrimination Case against The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. View press release (PDF)
  • OCTOBER 17, 2018: DFEH Settles Three Disability Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuits against Cudahy Landlords and Downey Property Management Company. View press release (PDF)
  • OCTOBER 3, 2018: DFEH Settles Disability Discrimination Lawsuit against San Mateo County Landlords. View press release (PDF)
  • SEPTEMBER 17, 2018: DFEH Settles Sexual Harassment Case Against Marin County Landlord. View press release (PDF)
  • SEPTEMBER 5, 2018: DFEH Settles Disability Discrimination Case Against County of Los Angeles. View press release (PDF)
  • AUGUST 15, 2018: A Farm Labor Contractor Improved Employment Conditions for Grape Pickers. View press release (PDF)
  • AUGUST 10, 2018: DFEH Settles Housing Discrimination Case Against Los Angeles Property Manager. View press release (PDF)
  • AUGUST 8, 2018: DFEH Settles Housing Discrimination Case Against San Diego Property Manager. View press release (PDF)
  • JULY 30, 2018: Landlord to Pay $35,000 to Settle Housing Discrimination Case Involving Emotional Support Animals. View press release (PDF)
  • JULY 30, 2018: DFEH Settles Housing Discrimination Lawsuit against Santa Cruz Landlords, Property Management Company, and Onsite Manager for Disability Discrimination. View press release (PDF)
  • JULY 24, 2018: DFEH Settles Religious Discrimination Case Against a Wingstop Franchise in San Diego County. View press release (PDF)
  • JULY 17, 2018: DFEH Settles Marital Status Housing Discrimination Case Against San Diego Property Owner and Manager. View press release (PDF)
  • JULY 17, 2018: DFEH Settles Employment Discrimination Case against Pasadena Rehabilitation Center. View press release (PDF)
  • JULY 16, 2018: DFEH Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Case against Kitty Kat Bar in Huntington Park. View press release (PDF)
  • JULY 16, 2018: DFEH Settles Disability Discrimination Case Against Bay Area Property Owner and Management Company. View press release (PDF)
  • JULY 11, 2018: DFEH Settles “English-Only” Case Against Forever 21 Retail, Inc. View press release in English (PDF) or in Spanish (PDF)
  • JULY 10, 2018: DFEH Issues Sample Equal Employment Opportunity Policy For California Employers. View press release (PDF)
  • JULY 9, 2018: DFEH Settles Housing Reasonable Accommodation Case Against Homeowners’ Association. press release (PDF)
  • JUNE 12, 2018: DFEH Settles Disability Discrimination Case Against Los Angeles Landlord and Property Management Company. press release (PDF)
  • JUNE 4, 2018: DFEH Online Case Filing System Now Available in Spanish. View press release in English (PDF) or in Spanish (PDF)
  • MAY 17, 2018: DFEH and California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Resolve Disability Discrimination Case. View press release (PDF)
  • MAY 16, 2018: DFEH Settles Sexual Harassment Case Against Crescent City Bulb Farm. View press release (PDF)
  • MAY 16, 2018: DFEH Settles Case against Santa Barbara Landlord for Familial Status Discrimination. View press release (PDF)
  • MAY 14, 2018: DFEH Settles Disability Discrimination Case Against Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. View press release in English (PDF) or in Spanish (PDF)
  • MAY 10, 2018: DFEH Settles Disability Discrimination Case Against Auburn Rental Property Owner. View press release (PDF)
  • MAY 2, 2018: DFEH Sues San Diego Crunch Fitness for Discriminating Against Transgender Member. View press release (PDF)
  • APRIL 30, 2018: DFEH Settles Familial Status Discrimination Case on Behalf of Four Families. View press release (PDF)
  • APRIL 24, 2018: DFEH Settles Employment Discrimination Case Against Compton Unified School District. View press release (PDF)
  • APRIL 19, 2018: DFEH Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.
  • APRIL 18, 2018: DFEH Settles Disability Discrimination Claims Against Berkeley Honda Autocenter. View press release in English (PDF) or in Spanish (PDF)
  • APRIL 11, 2018: DFEH Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Case against East County Glass and Window. View press release (PDF)
  • APRIL 10, 2018: DFEH to Survey Employers about their Anti-Harassment and Diversity Policies. View press release (PDF)
  • APRIL 10, 2018: DFEH Settles Familial Status Discrimination Case Against Montebello Landlord. View press release (PDF)
  • APRIL 9, 2018: DFEH Settles Housing Discrimination Case Against San Diego Homeowner’s Association. View press release (PDF)
  • APRIL 5, 2018: DFEH Settlement Results in Reasonable Accommodation Policies for Tens of Thousands of Low-Income Residents of Los Angeles. View press release (PDF)
  • APRIL 4, 2018: DFEH Creates Advisory Group to Study Local Enforcement of State Employment Anti-Discrimination Law. View press release in English (PDF) or in Spanish (PDF)
  • MARCH 29, 2018: DFEH Obtains Temporary Restraining Order against Santa Rosa Landlord. View press release in English (PDF) or in Spanish (PDF)
  • MARCH 27, 2018: DFEH Settles Case against Landlords, Property Management Company, and Homeowners Association for Familial Status Discrimination. View press release in English (PDF) or in Spanish (PDF)
  • MARCH 27, 2018: DFEH Settles Disability Discrimination Case Against Owner of Luxury Apartments. View press release in English (PDF) or in Spanish (PDF)
  • MARCH 23, 2018: FEH Council to hold public hearing on civil rights in California’s Central Valley on April 20, 2018. View more information (PDF) and register for the event via the Google doc.
  • 23 DE MARZO 2018: El Consejo de Igualdad en el Empleo y la Vivienda va a tener una audiencia gratuita y pública sobre derechos civiles en la Valle Central el 20 de Abril 2018. Para mas información (PDF) y para registrarse para el evento haga clic
  • MARCH 15, 2018: DFEH Settles Sexual Harassment Case Against Dublin Unified School District. View press release (PDF)
  • MARCH 6, 2018: Federal Court Holds Law School Admission Council in Contempt for Violations of DFEH Consent Decree in Disability Case. View press release (PDF)
  • JANUARY 29, 2018: Vegetable Farm to Pay $40,000 to Settle DFEH Religious Discrimination Suit. View press release in English (PDF) or in Spanish (PDF)
  • JANUARY 24, 2018: DFEH Settles Claims Against Nevelex Corporation for Race and Disability Discrimination and Retaliation. View press release in English (PDF) or in Spanish (PDF)
  • NOVEMBER 17, 2016: DFEH settles housing discrimination case for $575.000. View press release (PDF)
  • OCTOBER 14, 2016: DFEH obtains temporary restraining order to halt eviction of family during discrimination investigation. View press release (PDF)
  • SEPTEMBER 14, 2016: Court rules that Los Angeles financing company discriminated against women with subprime automobile loans. View press release (PDF)
  • SEPTEMBER 7, 2016: Workplace Justice Summit Brings Together Stakeholders to Bolster Collaboration in Combating Discrimination and Retaliation. View press release (PDF)
  • AUGUST 25, 2016: Workplace Justice Summit III. Sept. 7-8 in Los Angeles. For more information (PDF) To register for this event
  • AUGUST 25, 2016: Community Based Problem Solving training session. Sept. 15, Carson, CA.
    For more information (PDF)
    To register for this event
  • AUGUST 9, 2016: DFEH settles housing case on behalf of 85-year-old with disabilities. View in English (PDF), in Español (PDF)
  • 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 (PDF)
  • APRIL 15, 2016: DFEH issues new fact sheet on workplace rights for members of the military and veterans. View fact sheet (PDF)
  • APRIL 1, 2016: DFEH issues summary of new employment regulations. View summary (PDF)
  • FEBRUARY 17, 2016: DFEH Issues Guidance for California Employers on Transgender Employees. View press release (PDF)
  • JANUARY 25, 2016: DFEH Settles Sexual Harassment Case against Sandhu Brothers Growers in Stanislaus County. View in English (PDF), in Spanish (PDF)
  • 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.
  • DECEMBER 17, 2015: The Irvine Co. and Irvine Apartment Communities Will Pay $175,000 to Settle DFEH Disability Discrimination Housing Lawsuit. View press release (PDF)
  • NOVEMBER 5, 2015: DFEH Wins Race and Sex Discrimination Court Case. View press release (PDF)
  • OCTOBER 29, 2015: DFEH Settles Sexual Harassment Case Against Los Primos Restaurant. View in English (PDF), in Spanish (PDF)
  • 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 (PDF)
  • AUGUST 7, 2015: Federal Court upholds most of Panel's Report in DFEH Settlement with Law School Admissions Council. View Court Order (PDF)
  • 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 (PDF)
  • MARCH 19, 2015: DFEH Settles Farmworkers Sexual Discrimination Case. View press release (PDF)

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