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FAIR EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING (DEPARTMENT OF)

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The California, Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is responsible for 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.


Department of Fair Employment and Housing
www.dfeh.ca.gov

For Office Locations:
dfeh office locations


Consumers may call the toll free (800) numbers listed below, to obtain informationon filing a complaint regarding employment or housing discrimination or to make an appointment with the department.



Complaint jurisdiction:


Employment:
(800) 884-1684
TTY (800) 700-2320

Discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, age (over 40), disability, medical condition, and marital status prohibited. Includes harassment, pregnancy leave, family or medical leave, and accommodation to disabilities.



Housing:
(800) 233-3212

Discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin,ancestry, familial status, disability, and other arbitrary basis such as sexual orientation prohibited. Includes evicting, failing to rent, selling to persons in a discriminatory fashion, refusing housing to families with children, and refusing to allow disabled persons to modify facilities.



Hate Violence:
(800) 884-1684

Hate violence, including acts or threats of violence against persons because of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.



Services:
(800) 884-1684

Discriminatory refusal of services or accommodation by business, based on sex, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability and other arbitrary bases such as sexual orientation prohibited. Includes refusal to serve persons, refusal to sell or make products or services available, or making products or services available in a discriminatory fashion. (Does not encompass circumstances where service, product, or credit has been denied because of the level of a person's income).



Complaints outside jurisdiction:
Landlord/tenant issues



Publications available: None are offered by the Consumer Information Center

See also: None

Other referrals: Consumer Resource Handbook, Discrimination, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission




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