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 https://calcivilrights.ca.gov

CRD News and Alerts

  • August 18, 2022 – CRD’s August Newsletter. View Newsletter (PDF)
  • August 10, 2022 – CRD Settles College Student’s Housing Discrimination Complaint. View Press Release (PDF)
  • August 8, 2022 – Appellate Court Rules California Civil Rights Department Not Bound By Private Arbitration Agreements. View Press Release (PDF)

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

Public Notices and Events

  • August 16, 2022 – Dr. Phil – Hate Crimes Episode
  • August 17, 2022 – International Association of Official Human Rights Organizations: Annual Conference
  • August 25, 2022 – Shaw Law Group: Fair Chance Act App. Register
  • August 29 – September 2, 2022 – Consulate General of Mexico – Sacramento: Semana de los derechos laborales (Labor Rights Week). View Website

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