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

  • May 30, 2023 – Civil Rights Department Files Lawsuit Against Ayoquezco Farms Over Alleged Sexual Harassment of Seasonal Strawberry Picker. View Press Release in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF)
  • May 16, 2023 – Civil Rights Department Secures Court Approval of $100 Million Settlement Against Riot Games Over Alleged Discrimination. View Press Release (PDF)
  • May 9, 2023 – What They’re Saying: State and Community Leaders Praise Launch of New Hotline and Resource Network to Combat Hate Across California. View Press Release (PDF)

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

Public Notices and Events

  • June 1, 2023 – Los Angeles LGBT Center: Pride Kick-Off Mixer
  • June 3, 2023 – Fresno Rainbow Pride
  • June 3, 2023 – Children’s Institute & the Los Angeles LGBT Center: LGBTQ+ Resource Fair. Website
  • June 4, 2023 – Davis Pride 2023. Register

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Communication Center: 800-884-1684 (voice), 800-700-2320 (TTY) or
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