Civil Rights

Click on the links below to learn more about civil rights and getting legal help if you feel your civil rights have been violated or you have been discriminated against for a reason that is against the law.

California Office of the Attorney General
California Attorney General’s website provides a list of contacts for those who believe that they are the victims of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. - Individual and Civil Rights
This site includes a section for victims, which has information on housing discrimination, job discrimination, prisoners’ rights, rights of accused, victims’ rights, other civil rights, and other discrimination problems. (Select your county or enter your zip code for information specific to the area you live in.)

Unlawful Discrimination: Your Rights and Remedies, Civil Rights Handbook (3d ed., Aug. 2001)
This handbook discusses both California and federal laws that protect your civil rights. California and federal law should be examined together to get a complete picture of the law on a particular topic. By the California Attorney General.

Important: All agencies that get state or federal funding are required to have a process to investigate complaints of civil rights violations.