DFEH News

2018

  • December 13, 2018 – DFEH Settles Housing Discrimination Case Against the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles. View press release
  • December 3, 2018 – DFEH Settles Employment Disability Discrimination Case Against Save Mart Supermarkets. View press release
  • November 28, 2018 – DFEH Settles National Origin Discrimination Case Against San Rafael Property Owner. View press release
  • November 26, 2018 – DFEH Publishes New Online Resources Page for Employers. View press release
  • November 6, 2018 – DFEH Settles Transgender Discrimination Case Against Orange County Motel. View press release
  • November 5, 2018 – Ferderal Court Awards DFEH Over $400,000 in Attorney’s Fees in Contempt Litigation with Law School Admission Council. View press release
  • October 22, 2018 – DFEH Obtains Extension of Consent Decree in Pregnancy Disability Discrimination Case. View press release
  • October 18, 2018 – DFEH Settles Employment Disability Discrimination Case against The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. View press release
  • October 17, 2018 – DFEH Settles Three Disability Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuits against Cudahy Landlords and Downey Property Management Company. View press release
  • Ocotber 3, 2018 – DFEH Settles Disability Discrimination Lawsuit against San Mateo County Landlords. View press release
  • September 17, 2018 – DFEH Settles Sexual Harassment Case Against Marin County Landlord. View press release
  • September 5, 2018 – DFEH Settles Disability Discrimination Case Against County of Los Angeles. View press release
  • August 15, 2018 – A Farm Labor Contractor Improved Employment Conditions for Grape Pickers. View press release
  • August 10, 2018 – DFEH Settles Housing Discrimination Case Against Los Angeles Property Manager. View press release
  • August 8, 2018 – DFEH Settles Housing Discrimination Case Against San Diego Property Manager. View press release
  • July 30, 2018 – Landlord to Pay $35,000 to Settle Housing Discrimination Case Involving Emotional Support Animals. View press release
  • July 30, 2018 – DFEH Settles Housing Discrimination Lawsuit against Santa Cruz Landlords, Property Management Company, and Onsite Manager for Disability Discrimination. View press release
  • July 24, 2018 – DFEH Settles Religious Discrimination Case Against a Wingstop Franchise in San Diego County. View press release
  • July 17, 2018 – DFEH Settles Marital Status Housing Discrimination Case Against San Diego Property Owner and Manager. View press release
  • July 17, 2018 – DFEH Settles Employment Discrimination Case against Pasadena Rehabilitation Center. View press release
  • July 16, 2018 – DFEH Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Case against Kitty Kat Bar in Huntington Park. View press release
  • July 16, 2018 – DFEH Settles Disability Discrimination Case Against Bay Area Property Owner and Management Company. View press release
  • July 11, 2018 – DFEH Settles “English-Only” Case Against Forever 21 Retail, Inc. View press release in English or in Spanish
  • July 10, 2018 – DFEH Issues Sample Equal Employment Opportunity Policy For California Employers. View press release
  • July 9, 2018 – DFEH Settles Housing Reasonable Accommodation Case Against Homeowners’ Association. View press release
  • June 12, 2018 – DFEH Settles Disability Discrimination Case Against Los Angeles Landlord and Property Management Company. View press release
  • June 4, 2018 – DFEH Online Case Filing System Now Available in Spanish. View press release in English or in Spanish
  • May 17, 2018 – DFEH and California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Resolve Disability Discrimination Case. View press release
  • May 16, 2018 – DFEH Settles Sexual Harassment Case Against Crescent City Bulb Farm. View press release
  • May 16, 2018 – DFEH Settles Case against Santa Barbara Landlord for Familial Status Discrimination. View press release
  • May 14, 2018 – DFEH Settles Disability Discrimination Case Against Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. View press release in English or in Spanish
  • May 10, 2018 – DFEH Settles Disability Discrimination Case Against Auburn Rental Property Owner. View press release
  • May 2, 2018 – DFEH Sues San Diego Crunch Fitness for Discriminating Against Transgender Member. View press release
  • April 30, 2018 – DFEH Settles Familial Status Discrimination Case on Behalf of Four Families. View press release
  • 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 31, 2017 – The Office of Administrative Law Approves DFEH’s Updates to Department Procedural Regulations. The regulations were filed with the Secretary of State on August 31, 2017, and the effective date of the regulations is October 1, 2017. View Final Statement of Reasons, Notice of Approval, and Final Text
  • 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