Frequently Asked Questions
To file a complaint of discrimination, go to the DFEH Web site home page and click on "File a Pre- Complaint Inquiry." If assistance is required to complete the online Pre-Complaint Inquiry, please call 800-884-1684. The completion and submission of the Pre-Complaint Inquiry will initiate the complaint process.
The Department has up to one year from the date a DFEH complaint is filed in which to complete an investigation and file a complaint in civil court if it is justified.
A complaint of employment discrimination must be filed within one year from the date that the alleged discriminatory act occurred.