Fair Employment & Housing, Department of

Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH)

The mission of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing is to protect Californians from employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination, and hate violence. The DFEH is the largest state civil rights agency in the country. It was established by the Legislature in 1959 as the Division of Fair Employment Practices and was initially part of the Department of Industrial Relations. In 1980, the DFEH was established as an independent department charged with enforcing California's comprehensive employment, housing, public accommodations and public service non-discrimination laws, as well as the State's bias-related hate violence law.

General Information: 800-884-1684
Hearing Impaired: 800-700-2320, Relay 711
Phone Hours of Availability: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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DFEH | California Department of Fair Employment and Housing

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing is the state agency charged with enforcing California's civil rights laws. The mission of the DFEH is to protect ... https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/

Employees and job applicants are protected from bias | DFEH

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is responsible for enforcing state laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or ... https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/Employment/

State law prohibits discrimination in housing | DFEH

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is responsible for enforcing state fair housing laws that make it illegal to discriminate because of the ... https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/housing/

Getting in touch with DFEH | DFEH

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm except on these holidays. If you need assistance to DFEH ... https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/contact-us/

Complaint process | DFEH

This flow chart illustrates the complaint process in employment cases · This flow chart illustrates the ... Access to housing or a job opportunity. Policy changes. https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/complaint-process/

File a complaint | DFEH

The submission of this form initiates an intake interview with a department representative to determine ... Employment, Employment discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation. Housing, Housing discrimination, harassment and/ or retaliation. https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/complaint-process/complaint-forms/

Laws and Regulations | DFEH

Fair Employment and Housing Act. Government Code, Title 2, Division 3, Part ... Department's Procedural Regulations. California Code of Regulations, Title 2, ... https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/legal-records-and-reports/laws-and-regulations/

CA.Gov : Fair Employment & Housing, Department of

The mission of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing is to protect Californians from employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination, ... http://www.ca.gov/Agencies/Fair-Employment-Housing-Department-of