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

July 5, 2024 – Civil Rights Department Files Lawsuit Against Bakersfield Property Owner Over Ban on Renters Using Housing Assistance. View press release in English or Spanish
July 3, 2024 – Civil Rights Department Reaches $14.4 Million Settlement with Microsoft Over Alleged Parental and Disability Leave Discrimination. View press release in English or Spanish
July 2, 2024 – As Part of Disability Pride Month, Civil Rights Department Expands Civil Rights 101 Training Series to Include New Webinars Focused on Addressing Disability Discrimination. View press release in English or Spanish
June 19, 2024 – Civil Rights Department Obtains $15 Million Settlement Agreement with Snapchat Over Alleged Sex-Based Employment Discrimination. View press release in English or Spanish

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

Public Notices and Events

July 17, 2024 - California Civil Rights Department (CRD) presents: Employment Discrimination 101 (part of a monthly webinar series) Register
July 18, 2024 - Civil Rights Council Meeting Website
July 20, 2024 - Sacramento Out At the Fair Website
July 20-21, 2024 - San Diego Pride Festival
July 23, 2024 - Winton Summer Community Resource Fair Website
July 24, 2024 - Commission on the State of Hate Meeting
July 24, 2024 - Mendota Summer Community Resource Fair Website
July 26, 2024 - Fair Housing Rights for People with Disabilities Register
July 26, 2024 - Livingston Summer Community Resource Fair Website
July 26, 2024 - Independent Living Center of Kern's Annual ADA Conference Register
July 28, 2024 - Mosaic Movement Back to School Resource Fair Register


Communication Center: 800-884-1684 (voice), 800-700-2320 (TTY) or
California's Relay Service at 711 | contact.center@calcivilrights.ca.gov