Employment Discrimination

Get resources and information on employment discrimination in California. Click on the links below for resources, getting legal help in your area, and for a video series on workplace and employment issues.

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) 
DFEH investigates complaints of discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, and hate violence. The Website has information on California's fair employment laws, frequently asked questions, brochures, and forms.

Or call or fax DFEH:    

  • Employment/Public Accommodations: 1-800-884-1684 (from California) or
    1-916-478-7200 (outside California)
  • Housing: 1-800-233-3212 (from California) or 1-510-622-2945 (outside California)
  • Hate Violence: 1-800-884-1684 (outside Sacramento, California) or
    1-916-478-7200 (from Sacramento, California)
    TTY:   1-800-700-2320  (from California)

Fax: 1-916-478-7320 (Employment/Public Accommodations)
Fax: 1-510-622-2956 (Housing)

LawHelpCa.org: Job Discrimination 
Links to information on employment discrimination based on disability, a prior criminal record, national origin, gender identity, and more. (Select your county or enter your zip code for information specific to the area that you live in.)

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 
This Website has information about employment discrimination.

Workplace and Employment Issues for People with Disabilities - Video Series
A series of six “know your rights” videos in American Sign Language (ASL) with English captioning. The videos feature deaf interpreters explaining concepts relevant to workers who are deaf or hard of hearing, including: discrimination, reasonable accommodation, unemployment insurance, temporary disability benefits, and leaves of absence. Two of the videos are geared specifically toward survivors of domestic violence, sexual harassment, and stalking. By the Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center.