Reading Room

CRD’s Reading Room houses public information about cases, settlements, and other documents of interest.

Cases of Interest

CRD v. Tesla, Inc. et al.

Case Overview:

On February 9, 2022, the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) filed a complaint in Department of Fair Employment and Housing v. Tesla, Inc. et al., Case No. 22CV006830 (Alameda County), a case brought under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the California Equal Pay Act. On March 11, 2022, the CRD filed an amended complaint. The lawsuit alleges, among other things, that Tesla subjected its Black workers to racial harassment when Tesla failed to address years of complaints protesting the use of racial slurs in the workplace and the presence of racist writing and graffiti in common work areas. The amended complaint also alleges that Tesla discriminated against Black workers in California, including segregating them to the lowest levels of the workforce and not promoting them into the ranks of executives, senior officials, and managers at Tesla.

DFEH v. Vasona Management Inc. et. al.

Recent Settlements

October 28, 2022: Riot Games, Inc. Amended Consent Decree.

August 10, 2022: CRD Settles College Student’s Housing Discrimination Complaint.

August 8, 2022: Appellate Court Rules California Civil Rights Department Not Bound By Private Arbitration Agreements.

July 27, 2022: Live Nation and House of Blues Anaheim Settle CRD Workplace Sexual Harassment Investigation For $500,000.

July 25, 2022: Court grants preliminary approval of landmark $100 million settlement of California Civil Rights’ Department (formerly the Department of Fair Employment and Housing or DFEH) case against Riot Games, Inc..

July 5, 2022: Nicola’s Nightclub Agrees to Pay $260,000 to Resolve Allegations Nightclub Managers Sexually Assaulted Dancers.

June 22, 2022: DFEH Settles Sexual Harassment Housing Complaint.

June 22, 2022: DFEH Settles Housing Discrimination Case Involving Greenbrae Apartment Complex.

June 15, 2022: DFEH Sues JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. for Failure to File Pay Data Report.

June 14, 2022: Mitsui Home America LLC Agrees to $100,000 Settlement to Resolve Fair Chance Act Case.

May 4, 2022: DFEH Sues Federally-Subsidized Apartment Complex for Disability Discrimination.





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