California Department of Fair Employment and Housing Releases New Workplace Harassment Guide For Employers


In May, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) released a Workplace Harassment Guide. The new step-by-step guide, available here, provides employers with specific recommended practices to prevent harassment in the workplace, to respond employee complaints of harassment, and to conduct a fair investigation of the employee’s complaint. Prepared by DFEH’s California Sexual Harassment Task Force, this guide gives employers helpful, practical guidance and steps to comply with employers’ legal obligations to prevent and address workplace harassment.

California DFEH Launches “Intake To Decision” Video Series


by Sayema Hameed

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”), which investigates, mediates and prosecutes employment violations under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, has launched a new video series, “DFEH Intake To Decision,” to educate employees, employers and the public at large about the employment discrimination complaint process.  “DFEH Intake To Decision” presents a typical sequence of the DFEH’s administrative process for handling an employment discrimination complaint from the initiation of the complaint to the decision.  Based on a fact pattern fictionalized from an actual case of perceived disability discrimination, the seven-part series features: 1) initial contact; 2) intake interview; 3) investigation; 4) conciliation or mediation; 5) accusation; 6) hearing; and 7) conclusion or decision.

You can view the seven-part series on the DFEH’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/CalifDFEH