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.


Headquarters Mailing Address:

2218 Kausen Drive, Suite 100

Elk Grove, CA 95758

1-800-884-1684

(800) 700-2320 TTY

E-mail: contact.center@dfeh.ca.gov

Department of Fair Employment and Housing

www.dfeh.ca.gov

For information about filing a complaint regarding employment or housing discrimination or to make an appointment with the department please call:

(800) 884-1684

(800) 700-2320 TTY

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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