California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
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California Department of Fair Employment and Housing

Overview

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is the institutional centerpiece of California’s broad anti-discrimination and hate crimes policy. Born out of a decades-long struggle to prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, and business establishments, the DFEH has been at the forefront of protecting civil rights in California since its inception. Today, the DFEH is the largest state civil rights agency in the country with 220 fulltime permanent staff operating out of five offices throughout California.