Other Workplace and Housing Issues
The Civil Rights Department only investigates employment, housing and public accommodations discrimination and hate violence pursuant to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Unruh Civil Rights Act, Disabled Persons Act, and Ralph Civil Rights Act. The Department has jurisdiction over both private and public entities operating within the State of California, including corporate entities, private sector contracts granted by the State of California, and all State departments and local governments. If you feel you have been or are being discriminated, harassed or; retaliated against based on a “protected class”, please contact us.
Below are links to external resources for other workplace and housing issues that you may find useful.
- Disability Insurance
Disability benefits, claims.
- Unemployment Insurance
Unemployment, paid family leave, benefits, claims.
- Heat Illness Prevention
Training, publications, regulations, links.
- Health and Safety
General information for workers, employers, health care providers.
- Health and Safety Complaints
Workplace safety, health hazards.
- Immigration Guide
Workforce skill development for immigrants.
- Paid Family Leave Insurance
Law and benefits.
- Pay Equity
Tools and resources for employers, employees and unions to comply with the Equal Pay Act.
- Wage and Hour
Wages, hours, vacation, overtime, breaks and overtime.
- Labor Code Whistleblowers
Retaliation for engaging in “protected activity” under the Labor Code.
- Workplace Postings
Required posters on wages, hours, working conditions.
- Workers’ Compensation
Work-related injuries, workers’ comp, benefits, claims.
- Workplace Privacy
Resumes, background checks and employee privacy.
- Young Workers
Child labor laws and work permits.
- Disability Insurance
Housing and Landlord/Tenant Issues
Know Your Housing Rights Fact SheetView in English (PDF), in Chinese (PDF), in Korean (PDF), in Spanish (PDF), in Tagalog (PDF), in Vietnamese (PDF)
- California Tenants Guide
A guide to residential tenants’ and landlords’ rights and responsibilities.
- California Courts Self-Help Center
Judicial Council of CaliforniaLegal assistance, California law, and representing yourself in some legal matters.