Effective February 5, 2013, the online system saves requests for 10 days. Incomplete requests for complaints, Right to Sue Notices and public record requests expire after 10 days and it will be necessary to restart the filing process. For assistance, please visit the Houdini Help Center.
I Want To
- File a Complaint
If you have a visual impairment, please call us at (800) 884-1684. You can also file a complaint by contacting us or by mail.
- Resume my Session
Finish filing my incomplete intake form.
- Obtain or Amend a Right to Sue Notice
Request a Right to Sue Notice and go straight to court without DFEH investigating your complaint. If you obtained your Right to Sue notice prior to July 2, 2012, review the guidelines to amend. If you have a visual impairment please call us at (800) 884-1684.
- Submit a Public Records Request
Submit Public Records Request. Read the guidelines for submitting a request. If you have a visual impairment please call us at (800) 884-1684.
- Respond to a Complaint
Contact your investigator directly to obtain access to the new online system. Respondents can upload a response and check the status of a pending complaint.
- Mediate a Complaint
Effective January 1, 2013, prior to filing a civil action, the Department will require all parties to the action to participate in cost-free mandatory dispute resolution in the DFEH's internal Dispute Resolution Division. The Department will continue to also offer voluntary pre-investigation mediation.
- Subscribe to Civil Rights Case Law Alerts
Receive alerts about new California and federal decisions, cases pending, new laws on employment and housing discrimination, public accommodations and hate violence.
- Subscribe to Webinar Alerts
Receive invitations and reminders about webinar training opportunities .
- Request a Speaker
Request a DFEH representative to speak at your event or training.
- Register for a Webinar
Information about monthly training webinars presented by a DFEH attorney.
- Ask a Question
About a final paycheck, overtime, minimum wage, vacation policy, breaks, eviction, rent or landlord/tenant issues.
- Follow the New Fair Employment and Housing Council
Effective January 1, 2013, Senate Bill 1038 eliminated the Fair Employment and Housing Commission. The Department's Fair Employment and Housing Council has assumed the former Commission's rulemaking authority. Persons interested in a gubernatorial appointment to the Fair Employment and Housing Council can apply by submitting an application online or by mail using the form on the Governor's web site. The former Commission's amended disability and pregnancy regulations, effective December 30, 2012, can be found here.
- May 1 - Director Phyllis Cheng speaks at the Orange County Bar Association ADR Inaugural Conference, Irvine.
- May 3 - Director Phyllis Cheng, Chief of Dispute Resolution, and Chief Counsel Jon Ichinaga make panel presentations at the State Bar Labor & Employment Law Section Public Sector Conference, Berkeley.
- May 7 - Chief of Dispute Resolution Annmarie Billotti speak to the California School for the Deaf, Fremont.
- May 8 - Director Phyllis Cheng speaks at a meeting of the California Unemployment Insurance Council, Long Beach.
- May 9 - Director Phyllis Cheng speaks at the Floyd, Skeren & Kelly Employment Law Conference, Anaheim.
- May 10 - Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., proclaims Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
- May 16 - Associate Chief Counsel Sybil Villanueva presents a DFEH webinar on sexual harassment prevention.
- May 18 - Senior Staff Counsel Phoebe Liu makes a presentation on disability discrimination and other advanced topics at the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Los Angeles.
- May 22 - Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., proclaims Harvey Milk Day.
- May 24 - Director Phyllis Cheng presents a webinar on the new pregnancy and disability regulations for HR That Works.
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