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.

Effective July 1, 2022, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing has been renamed to the California Civil Rights Department (CRD). Beginning August 15, 2022, you will begin to notice updates to the website content, posters and brochures. Please note our new URL is now

CRD News and Alerts

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

Public Notices and Events

  • September 19, 2022 – Employment Roundtable of Southern California: Disability Accommodations: Navigating the Basics and Thorny Issues. Website View Flyer (PDF)
  • September 23, 2022 – Native American Heritage Commission: 2022 Native American Day. Website
  • September 29, 2022 – CRD & Department of Real Estate: Fair Housing for Property Managers. Register
  • October 8, 2022 – OCBA Labor and Employment Section: OCBA Labor and Employment September Symposium. Website

Follow CRD

Communication Center: 800-884-1684 (voice), 800-700-2320 (TTY) or
California's Relay Service at 711 |