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

  • November 30, 2022 – Civil Rights Department Releases Guidance Addressing Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Clauses. View Press Release (PDF)
  • November 30, 2022 – Pathways To Pay $500,000 To Settle CRD “English-Only” Lawsuit. View press release English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF)
  • November 29, 2022 – CRD releases Employment, Separation, and Settlement Agreements Limitations FAQ. View the FAQ in English (PDF)

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

Public Notices and Events

  • December 1, 2022 – Commission the State of Hate Meeting. View Website
  • December 13, 2022 – Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California: RA Conference. Register

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