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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


For informationon on filing a complaint regarding employment or housing discrimination or to make an appointment with the department.


Employment:
(800) 884-1684
(916) 478-7200
TTY (800) 700-2320


Housing:
(800) 884-1684
(510) 622-2945


Hate Violence:
(800) 884-1684
(916) 478-7200


Services:
(800) 884-1684
(916) 478-7200


Complaint jurisdiction:

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.


Complaints outside jurisdiction:
Landlord/tenant issues


Definition:

Discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin,ancestry, familial status, disability, and other arbitrary basis such as sexual orientation is 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.


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 is 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).




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