DFEH News

2018

  • April 24, 2018 – DFEH Settles Employment Discrimination Case Against Compton Unified School District. View press release
  • April 19, 2018 – DFEH Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. View Page
  • April 18, 2018 – DFEH Settles Disability Discrimination Claims Against Berkeley Honda Autocenter. View press release in English or in Spanish
  • April 11, 2018 – DFEH Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Case against East County Glass and Window. View press release
  • April 10, 2018 – DFEH to Survey Employers about their Anti-Harassment and Diversity Policies. View press release
  • April 10, 2018 – DFEH Settles Familial Status Discrimination Case Against Montebello Landlord. View press release
  • April 9, 2018 – DFEH Settles Housing Discrimination Case Against San Diego Homeowner’s Association. View press release
  • April 5, 2018 – DFEH Settlement Results in Reasonable Accommodation Policies for Tens of Thousands of Low-Income Residents of Los Angeles. View press release
  • April 4, 2018 – DFEH Creates Advisory Group to Study Local Enforcement of State Employment Anti-Discrimination Law. View press release in English or in Spanish
  • March 29, 2018 – DFEH Obtains Temporary Restraining Order against Santa Rosa Landlord. View press release in English or in Spanish
  • March 27, 2018 – DFEH Settles Case against Landlords, Property Management Company, and Homeowners Association for Familial Status Discrimination. View press release in English or in Spanish
  • March 27, 2018 – DFEH Settles Disability Discrimination Case Against Owner of Luxury Apartments. View press release in English or in Spanish
  • March 23, 2018 – FEH Council to hold public hearing on civil rights in California’s Central Valley on April 20, 2018. View more information and register for the event
  • 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 y para registrarse para el evento haga clic
  • March 15, 2018 – DFEH Settles Sexual Harassment Case Against Dublin Unified School District. View press release
  • March 6, 2018 – Federal Court Holds Law School Admission Council in Contempt for Violations of DFEH Consent Decree in Disability Case. View press release
  • January 29, 2018 – Vegetable Farm to Pay $40,000 to Settle DFEH Religious Discrimination Suit. View press release in English or in Spanish
  • January 24, 2018 – DFEH Settles Claims Against Nevelex Corporation for Race and Disability Discrimination and Retaliation. View press release in English or in Spanish

2017

  • November 29, 2017 – Landlord to Pay $100,000 to Settle Fair Housing Case Involving Emotional Support Animals. View press release
  • November 29, 2017 – DFEH Launches New Online Case Filing System. View press release
  • November 16, 2017 – DFEH Issues New Mandatory Poster on Transgender Rights for California Workplaces. View press release, View poster
  • November 14, 2017 – DFEH Settles Claims Against Napa Valley Grocery Company for Illegal English Only Policy and Age discrimination. View press release in English or in Spanish
  • November 6, 2017 – DFEH Settles Sexual Harassment Claim Against VFW Coronado. View press release in English or in Spanish
  • October 26, 2017 – DFEH Reaches Agreement to End Discriminatory Housing Occupancy Policy in Bakersfield, CA. View Press Release in English or in Spanish
  • August 24, 2017 – DFEH Settles Racial and Familial Status Housing Discrimination Case Against Mobile Park Owners. View press release in English or in Spanish
  • August 14, 2017 – DFEH Settles Complaints Against Landlord for Alleged Discrimination Against Military Family. View press release in English or in Spanish
  • July 31, 2017 – Court Rules That Los Angeles Financing Company Must Pay $6.2 Million for Discrimination Against Women. View press release in English or in Spanish
  • 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