DFEH News

2017

  • July 13, 2017 – DFEH Reaches Creative Agreement with Former Airbnb Host in Bias Case. View press release
  • July 6, 2017 – Homeowners Association to Pay $177,750 to Settle DFEH Retaliation Case. View press release in English or in Spanish
  • July 5, 2017 – Landlord to Pay $40,000 to Settle Fair Housing Case Involving Emotional Support Animal. View press release in English or in Spanish
  • June 30, 2017 – Workplace Regulations Regarding Criminal History and Transgender Rights Go Into Effect. View press release
  • May 10, 2017 – DFEH and Palace Entertainment Reach Settlement In Religious Discrimination Investigation. View press release
  • May 8, 2017 – DFEH Settles Sexual Harassment Claim Against Kern County Job Training Program For $95,000. View press release
  • May 3, 2017 – Rural Human Services To Pay $152,500 To Settle DFEH Sexual Harassment Lawsuit. View press release
  • May 2, 2017 – DFEH Issues Workplace Harassment Guide For California Employers. View Press Release, view Workplace Harassment Guide, view Sexual Harassment Poster, view Sexual Harassment Brochure.
  • April 27, 2017 – DFEH Announces agreement with AirBnB to combat race discrimination in Housing. View press release and Settlement agreement
  • April 17, 2017 – DFEH and Derrel’s Mini Storage, Inc. Agree to Settle Employment and Housing Discrimination Case. View press release in English or in Spanish
  • April 3, 2017 – Join DFEH for a Fair Housing Month training event in Los Angeles on April 26, 2017. Limited Capacity! Click for more information and to register
  • March 29, 2017 – DFEH sues Forever 21 Retail, Inc. View press release in English or in Spanish
  • Join us for a free screening of “Fair Legislation: The Byron Rumford Story” on Wed., April 19, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at the California Museum in Sacramento, CA. Register here
  • March 10, 2017 – DFEH Notices Updates to Department Procedural Regulations. View notice, initial statement of reasons, and text
  • February 14, 2017 – DFEH Settles Employment Discrimination Case on Behalf of High School Custodian for $290,000. View press release
  • February 6, 2017 – Join DFEH for a Fair Housing Month training event in Los Angeles on April 26, 2017. Limited Capacity! Click for more information and to register

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
  • February 17, 2016 – DFEH Issues Guidance for California Employers on Transgender Employees. View press release
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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