California’s Civil Rights Agency

The Civil Rights Department is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. The mission of the CRD is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, businesses, and state-funded programs, and from bias-motivated violence and human trafficking.

CRD News and Alerts

  • March 8, 2023 – CRD Announces Civil Rights Rulemaking for State Agencies and State-Funded Programs. View Press Release in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF)
  • March 6, 2023 – Civil Rights Department Releases Groundbreaking Data On Non-Binary Workers. View Press Release (PDF)
  • February 22, 2023 – CRD’s February Newsletter. View newsletter (PDF)

Get the latest information about the Civil Rights Department (CRD) from our CRD News page.

Public Notices and Events

  • March 22, 2023 – Meeting of the Commission on the State of Hate
  • March 25, 2023 – California Lawyers Association, Real Property Law Section: CLA Real Property Law Section 2023 Health and Wellness Retreat
  • March 30, 2023 – Shaw Law Group: Workplace Insights with CRD
  • March 30, 2023 – CalChamber: Pay Data Reporting
  • April 3, 2023 – Civil Rights Council Meeting

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