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 23, 2024 – Civil Rights Department Announces $90K Settlement with the Mission Springs Water District Over Alleged Race-Based Discrimination Against a Black Employee. View press release in English or Spanish
July 15, 2024 – Civil Rights Department's July Newsletter. View Newsletter
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

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

Public Notices and Events

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
July 29, 2024 - Presentation for the Roving Mexican Consulate
August 1, 2024 - San Francisco Human Rights Commission: Civil Rights Summit Website


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